Electrochemical behavior of several iron complexes in hydrophobic room-temperature ionic liquids

Masaki Yamagata, Naoki Tachikawa, Yasushi Katayama, Takashi Miura

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The electrochemical behavior of FeCp2+/FeCp2 (Cp-, cyclopentadienyl), FeCl4-/FeCl42-, FeBr4-/FeBr42- and Fe(CN)63-/Fe(CN)64- couples was studied in the hydrophobic room-temperature ionic liquids based on bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide (TFSI-) with 1-n-butyl-1-methylpyrrolidinium (BMP+) and other quaternary ammonium cations. The cyclic voltammetric data indicated that these complexes were stable in BMPTFSI and that the redox reactions between trivalent and divalent iron species of these complexes are electrochemically reversible. The diffusion coefficients of these complexes were found to be affected mainly by the size of the species. On the other hand, the redox potential of Fe(CN)63-/Fe(CN)64- couple depended on organic cations reflecting the difference in the acceptor properties of the organic cations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3317-3322
Number of pages6
JournalElectrochimica Acta
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Feb 15


  • Acceptor property
  • Complex
  • Iron
  • Room-temperature ionic liquid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Electrochemistry


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