Analytical Sciences

Abstract − Analytical Sciences, 33(12), 1407 (2017).

Effect of Ultraviolet Irradiation on Proton Transfer Facilitated by 5,10,15,20-Tetraphenyl-21H,23H-porphine and Its Metal Complexes at a Water/1,2-Dichloroethane Interface
Tomoya KUBO, Manaki ASHIDA, Shiori OTAGIRI, Haruka NOZUE, Souma MAKIGAKI, and Teruo HINOUE
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Shinshu University, Matsumoto, Nagano 390-8621, Japan
We examined photochemical effects by ultraviolet irradiation on facilitated proton transfer at a water/1,2-dichloroethane (W/DCE) interface by ion-transfer voltammetry using a Xe flash lamp. 5,10,15,20-Tetraphenyl-21H,23H-porphine (H2TPP) or its metal complex, such as cobalt (Co(II)TPP), zinc (Zn(II)TPP), and nickel (Ni(II)TPP) complexes, was added into the DCE phase as an ionophore for the facilitated proton transfer. After we irradiated the W/DCE interface through the W phase, the voltammetric waves for proton transfer facilitated by H2TPP and Co(II)TPP were remarkably enhanced and shifted to the lower potential region, compared to those before irradiation. We confirmed from the pH and argentometric titrations that such enhancements and shifts of the waves were caused by hydrogen chloride (HCl) produced by photodecomposition of DCE. On the other hand, the waves for proton transfer facilitated by Zn(II)TPP and Ni(II)TPP were very small from the beginning, and showed neither enhancement nor any shift upon irradiation.