Electrochemical Behavior of Vanadium Trichloride in 1-ethyl-3-methyimidazolium Chloride-Aluminum Trichloride Molten Salt

Yasushi Katayama, Isamu Konishiike, Takashi Miura, Tomiya Kishi

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Electrochemical behavior of trivalent vanadium species was investigated in a Lewis basic 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride (EMIC)-aluminum trichloride (AlCl3) molten salt at room temperature. The reduction of V(III) was observed around -1.2 V vs. Al(III) / Al in the cyclic voltammogram on platinum electrode. The reduction process of V(III) seems electrochemically irreversible as observed in aqueous solution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)547-549
Number of pages3
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Dec 1



  • 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride-aluminum trichloride
  • Vanadium trichloride

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrochemistry

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