Analytical Sciences

Abstract − Analytical Sciences, 21(4), 429 (2005).

Electrooxidation of Vanillyl Alcohol in Acidic Aqueous Solution Using Rotating Ring-Disk Electrode Voltammetry
Shin-ya KISHIOKA and Akifumi YAMADA
Department of Chemistry, Nagaoka University of Technology, Kamitomioka, Nagaoka, Niigata 940-2188, Japan
The electrooxidation of benzylic alcohol derivative in acidic aqueous solution shows an oxidation pre-peak in the cyclic voltammogram, which means that the reaction is proceeding via an ECE mechanism where the second electron transfer occurs at a less positive potential. From the result of the rotating ring-disk electrode voltammetry, the initial oxidation response of the electrode reaction can be extracted.