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Anion-dependent micelle formation using electro-generated ferrocene surfactants

Mehl, Georg H.; Wadhawan, Jay D.; Evans, Louise A.; Apreutesei, Daniela; Mehl, Georg; Wadhawan, Jay


Georg H. Mehl

Jay D. Wadhawan

Louise A. Evans

Daniela Apreutesei


The syntheses and characterization of two ferrocene oils, 4-octyloxy-2-{5-[1,1,3,3-tetramethyl-3-(11-oxo-11-ferrocenyl-undecyl)-disiloxanyl]-pentyloxy}-benzoic acid 4'-undecyloxy-biphenyl-4-yl ester, Fc1SiM and an octakis(ferrocene) species, Fc8Si8M' are reported, and their biphasic aqueous voltammetry contrasted. Surprisingly, both hydrophobic species undergo single-wave electrochemical dissolution. This can be advantageous to electroanalytical applications. (C) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


Evans, L. A., Apreutesei, D., Mehl, G., & Wadhawan, J. (2008). Anion-dependent micelle formation using electro-generated ferrocene surfactants. Electrochemistry communications, 10(11), 1720-1723.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Aug 25, 2008
Online Publication Date Aug 30, 2008
Publication Date 2008-11
Print ISSN 1388-2481
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 10
Issue 11
Pages 1720-1723
Keywords Electrochemistry
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