TY - JOUR

T1 - Implementation of a statistically supported heuristic approach to alternating current voltammetric harmonic component analysis: re-evaluation of the macrodisk glassy carbon electrode kinetics for oxidation of ferrocene in acetonitrile

AU - Mashkina, Elena

AU - Bond, Alan

PY - 2011

Y1 - 2011

N2 - Sinusoidal large amplitude ac voltammetric techniques generate very large data sets. When analyzed in the frequency domain, using a Fourier transform (FT)-band filtering- inverse FT sequence, the data may be resolved into the aperiodic dc, fundamental, second, and higher order ac harmonics. Each of these components exhibit a different level of sensitivity to electrode kinetics, uncompensated resistance and capacitance. Detailed simulations illustrate how the heuristic approach for evaluation of each data subset may be implemented and exploited in the assessment of the electrode, kinetics for the fast Fc reversible arrow Fc(+) + e (Fc = ferrocene) oxidation process at a glassy carbon macrodisk electrode. The simulations presented in this study are based on the Butler-Volmer model and incorporate consideration of the uncompensated resistance (R(u)), double-layer capacitance (C(dl)), rate constant (k(o)), and charge transfer coefficient (alpha). Error analysis of the heuristically evaluated simulation-experiment comparison is used to assist in establishing the best fit of data for each harmonic.

AB - Sinusoidal large amplitude ac voltammetric techniques generate very large data sets. When analyzed in the frequency domain, using a Fourier transform (FT)-band filtering- inverse FT sequence, the data may be resolved into the aperiodic dc, fundamental, second, and higher order ac harmonics. Each of these components exhibit a different level of sensitivity to electrode kinetics, uncompensated resistance and capacitance. Detailed simulations illustrate how the heuristic approach for evaluation of each data subset may be implemented and exploited in the assessment of the electrode, kinetics for the fast Fc reversible arrow Fc(+) + e (Fc = ferrocene) oxidation process at a glassy carbon macrodisk electrode. The simulations presented in this study are based on the Butler-Volmer model and incorporate consideration of the uncompensated resistance (R(u)), double-layer capacitance (C(dl)), rate constant (k(o)), and charge transfer coefficient (alpha). Error analysis of the heuristically evaluated simulation-experiment comparison is used to assist in establishing the best fit of data for each harmonic.

UR - http://pubs.acs.org.ezproxy.lib.monash.edu.au/doi/pdfplus/10.1021/ac103149t

U2 - 10.1021/ac103149t

DO - 10.1021/ac103149t

M3 - Article

VL - 83

SP - 1791

EP - 1799

JO - Analytical Chemistry

JF - Analytical Chemistry

SN - 0003-2700

IS - 5

ER -