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Electrochemistry and charge transport in sporopollenin particle arrays

Thomasson, Matthew J.; Baldwin, David J.; Diego-Taboada, Alberto; Atkin, Stephen L.; Mackenzie, Grahame; Wadhawan, Jay D.


Matthew J. Thomasson

David J. Baldwin

Alberto Diego-Taboada

Stephen L. Atkin

Grahame Mackenzie


Electrochemical oxidation of hollow sporopollenin particles immobilised on an electrode surface is investigated in aqueous acidic solution. Redox activity is demonstrated to occur via a mixture of 2e(-)-2H(+) and 2e(-)-1H(+) processes, likely due to the oxidation of conjugated phenolics embedded within the surface-shell of the polymer particles. Charge transport over the surface is suggested to be fast based on comparison with an approximate physicochemical model. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


Thomasson, M. J., Baldwin, D. J., Diego-Taboada, A., Atkin, S. L., Mackenzie, G., & Wadhawan, J. D. (2010). Electrochemistry and charge transport in sporopollenin particle arrays. Electrochemistry communications, 12(10), 1428-1431.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 30, 2010
Online Publication Date Aug 7, 2010
Publication Date 2010-10
Print ISSN 1388-2481
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 12
Issue 10
Pages 1428-1431
Keywords Conducting polymer; Electron hopping; Sporopollenin; Antioxidant
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