Accession Number : AD0823776

Title :   FUNDAMENTAL STUDIES IN ELECTROCHEMISTRY.

Descriptive Note : Semiannual progress rept. no. 3, 15 Dec 66-14 Jun 67 and quarterly progress rept. no. 5,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s) : Campbell, Bruce ; Santhanam, K. S. V. ; Bard, Allen J.

Report Date : 14 JUN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : The electrochemical reductions and oxidations of organic phosphines, phosphine oxides, and phosphates have been investigated and mechanisms proposed in several cases. It is found that many of the organophosphorous compounds undergo electrode reactions to yield species that are very reactive and hense undergo a cleavage reaction or a following chemical reaction which may be catalytic in nature. Of the compounds investigated bis-(p-nitrophenyl) phosphate and triphenyl-n-butyl phosphonium iodide have shown definite tendency to cleave on reduction, whereas, some others, such as, tris-(pentafluorophenyl) phosphine, diphenyl pentafluorophenyl phosphine, pentafluorobenzene, and decafluorophenyl phosphine oxide undergo reduction with the parent compound regenerated by a following chemical reaction. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ORGANIC PHOSPHORUS COMPOUNDS), (*ELECTROCHEMISTRY, OXIDATION, REDUCTION, SULFIDES, PHOSPHINE OXIDES, CATALYSTS, FLUORINE COMPOUNDS, BENZENE, POLAROGRAPHIC ANALYSIS, ADSORPTION, ELECTROLYSIS, ELECTRODES.

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE