Spectroelectrochemical flow cell
• Study of charge transfer mechanism on the interface between electrode and electrolyte.
• Spectroscopy on electrode surface or in the neighborhood.
• Absorption spectra of products and intermediates.
• Analyses of concentration, diffusion coefficient, life time, and so on.
Schematic view of flow cell (thin layer flow channel, light pass and working electrode) is shown below. Working electrodes (ITO, platinum mini-grid, and gold mini-grid) are replaceable. UV or visible light is introduced via optical-fiber from light source and the absorbed light is transferred into CCD via optical-fiber. Example of spectrum change during oxidation-reduction of ferrocene by CV is shown below at right.
Schematic diagram of spectroelectrochemical flow cell
Pt and Gold mini Grid electrode
Pt mini-grid electrode is made by sputtering on quartz plate as shown in the picture below. Size is 8 × 27 mm, width of grid line is 150 µm, space between lines is 100 µm.
Spectroelectrochemical system with Flow cell kit
Fiber optic spectrometer was used in this measuring system;
Lights are transmitted by optic fibers over a proper wavelength
through electrode. The lights absorption, which caused by
electrolysis on the electrode, can be detected by spectrometer.
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Figure 1. The absorbance of ferrocene and products in acetonitrile with TEAP.
Electrolysis conditions： electrolyzed at 800 ｍV for 400 second using ITO working electrode.
Figure 2. The absorbance of potassium hexacyanoferrate (II) and
products in KNO3.
Electrolysis conditions: electrolyzed at 500 mV for 300 second using ITO working electrode.
The change of absorbance due to oxidation/reduction during electrolysis measurement can be observed clearly. When a sample is active spectroscopically and electrochemically, deep understanding of the reaction mechanism can be obtained by analyzing it simultaneously.
|011320||SEC-F Spectroelectrochemical flow cell|
|011329||SEC-F flow cell base|
|011330||SEC-F flow cell block (A)|
|011331||SEC-F flow cell block (B)|
|011495||SEC-FT500 Teflon gasket (2 pcs)|
|012234||UV UV/VIS Collimating Lens, 200-2000 nm|
|------||Dynaseal PEEK fingertight (3 pcs)|
|------||Teflon tube (80 cm)|
|------||Silicon tube (30 cm)|
|------||Stainless tube OD 1/16" (50 mm)|
|011810||SEC-F 1000 µm probe type of optical fiber||Length: 1 m|
|012655||SEC-2F Pt grid electrode for flow cell||8 x 27 x 1 mmt|
|012656||SEC-2F Au grid electrode for flow cell||8 x 27 x 1 mmt|
|012657||SEC-2F Carbon grid electrode for flow cell||8 x 27 x 1 mmt|
|012658||SEC-2F ITO electrode for flow cell (4 pcs)||8 x 27 x 1 mmt|
|012169||RE-3V Silver-silver chloride Reference electrode Screw type||φ10 x 55 mm|
|012173||RE-7V Non Aqueous reference electrode (Ag/Ag+) Screw type||φ10 x 55 mm|