Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2004, Vol. 20 ›› Issue (10): 1216-1220.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB20041010

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Electrochemical Characterization of Copper Paratolylsulfonate

Song Ji-Guo;Shen Pei-Kang   

  1. State Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Materials and Technologies, School of Physics Science and Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510275
  • Received:2004-03-10 Revised:2004-05-28 Published:2004-10-15

Abstract: Copper(II) paratolylsulfonate [Cu(p-OTs)]2 has been synthesized and characterized by X-ray crystal structure analysis. The electrochemical parameters of Cu(p-OTs)2 in H2O, CH3OH and DMF have been studied on platinum electrode, respectively. Different reaction mechanisms in different solvents are found. The electrochemical reduction of Cu(II) to Cu proceeds by two one-electron steps in H2O. However, it is a one two-electron process in CH3OH and DMF.

Key words: Copper paratolylsulfonate, Electrochemistry, Cyclic voltammetry,  Mimetic enzyme