Accession Number : ADA114975

Title :   Linear Sweep Voltammetry of Adsorbed Neutral Red.

Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept.,

Corporate Author : RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INST TROY N Y DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s) : Creager,S E ; Marks,G T ; Aikens,D A ; Richtol,H H

PDF Url : ADA114975

Report Date : May 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : The strong adsorption of neutral red on mercury causes its linear sweep voltammetry to be adsorption controlled over a wide range of conditions. At ph 4.5 or below, the surface coverage of DH(+) increases monotonically from 1 monolayer in 3 x 10 to the -7th power M solution to ca 3 monolayers in 3 x .0001 M solution, and to a good approximation the monomeric, dimeric and tetrameric forms of the dye are absorbed equally strongly. The morphology of the adsorption peak indicates that interactions between adsorbed molecules are substantial and that the nature of these interactions changes from moderately repulsive below pH 4 to strongly attractive above pH 6. Over this pH ragne the voltammograms of 2 x .0001 M dye narrow progressively and ultimately split into two extremely sharp peaks. The first of these corresponds to the single voltammetric peak observed for dilute dye solutions, whereas the second represents the reduction of an electrochemically distinguishable phase of adsorbed dye. Above pH 9 the isotherm for adsorption of D exhibits an abrupt increase when the bulk concentration exceeds the equilibrium solubility. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Dyes, *Absorption, *Voltammetry, Mercury, Molecule molecule interactions, Oxidation reduction reactions, Electrochemistry, PH factor, Isotherms, Surfaces, Equilibrium(General), Solubility, Morphology, Phase transformations, Solutions(Mixtures)

Subject Categories : Polymer Chemistry
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE