The single crystal metal-non-aqueous solvent interface. Underpotential deposition of Cd on Ag (111) in propylene carbonate

Xing Xue-Kun, P. Abel, R. McIntyre, Daniel Alberto Scherson

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The underpotential deposition of cadmium on Ag (111) in propylene carbonate using either lithium perchlorate or tetra-n-butylammonium perchlorate as supporting electrolytes has been found to yield sharp and well defined voltammetric peaks. The results obtained in aqueous LiClO4 and tetraethylammonium perchlorate solutions for the same UPD-host metal system were, however, found to be different from those in propylene carbonate, particularly in the case of LiClO4 for which the voltammetry was characterized by broad and ill-defined features. This novel solvent-induced effect has been attributed to differences in the extent of specific adsorption of the perchlorate anion in water and PC and/or to solvent-metal substrate interactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-271
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Electroanalytical Chemistry
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1987 Sep 1
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Electrochemistry

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