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Concentration-dependent diffusion coefficients of tert-butylferrocene within dodecyltrimethylammonium chloride/brine liquid crystals

Wadhawan, Jay; Halls, Jonathan E.; Altalhi, Amal A.; De Abreu, Fabiane C.; Goulart, Marília O.F.; Wadhawan, Jay D.

Authors

Jonathan E. Halls

Amal A. Altalhi

Fabiane C. De Abreu

Marília O.F. Goulart



Abstract

The title lyotropic liquid crystal is examined as a framework to investigate long-range charge transfer, using tert-butylferrocene (tBuFc) as model hydrophobic system. It is found that the apparent one-dimensional diffusion coefficient depends on the tBuFc loading. It is suggested that an efficient relay mechanism for electron transfer is through the partitioning of the oxidised form between the two subphases, with inter-pseudophase reaction.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2012-04
Journal Electrochemistry communications
Print ISSN 1388-2481
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 17
Pages 41-44
APA6 Citation Halls, J. E., Altalhi, A. A., De Abreu, F. C., Goulart, M. O., & Wadhawan, J. D. (2012). Concentration-dependent diffusion coefficients of tert-butylferrocene within dodecyltrimethylammonium chloride/brine liquid crystals. Electrochemistry communications, 17, (41-44). doi:10.1016/j.elecom.2012.01.013. ISSN 1388-2481
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.elecom.2012.01.013
Keywords Lyotropic liquid crystal; Cyclic voltammetry; Electrochemistry; Percolation charge transport
Publisher URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1388248112000185?via%3Dihub#!
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