Redox reaction of Tris(acetylacetonato)iron(III) complex in an amide-type ionic liquid

Naoki Tachikawa, Ryo Haruyama, Kazuki Yoshii, Nobuyuki Serizawa, Yasushi Katayama

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The redox reaction of tris(acetylacetonato)iron(III) (Fe(acac)3) on a glassy carbon electrode was investigated in 1- butyl-1-methylpyrrolidinium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)amide (BMPTFSA). A one-electron transfer redox reaction of [Fe(acac)3]0/- showed the relatively negative potential of -1.4V vs. Ag|Ag(I). The diffusion coefficient of Fe(acac)3 estimated by chronoamperometry was (1.4 + 0.1) × 10-7cm2 s-1. The redox properties examined in this study suggested that the redox reaction of [Fe(acac)3]0/- can be utilized in the negative half-cell reaction of redox flow batteries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-34
Number of pages3
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1



  • Acetylacetonate complex
  • Ionic liquid
  • Iron
  • Redox flow battery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrochemistry

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