Chemical and electrochemical intercalation of a viologen into V2O5 xerogel films

Ikou Kato, Teruyuki Nakato, Kazuyuki Kuroda, Chuzo Kato

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Heptylviologen was intercalated into V2O5 xerogel films by chemical and electrochemical methods. Chemical intercalation occurred by the reaction of a V2O5 xerogel film with a propylene carbonate (PC) solution of heptylviologen (HV). The viologen was present as a solvated form in the interlayer of V2O5 gel. A reversible intercalation-deintercalation of HV was carried out by electrochemical reduction-oxidation of the V2O5 xerogel film in a PC solution of HV. The electrochemical intercalation took place only when the interlayer region of V2O5 gel was expanded by PC.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-245
Number of pages5
JournalColloids and Surfaces
Issue numberC
Publication statusPublished - 1990

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  • Engineering(all)


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