Voltammetric reduction and re-oxidation of solid coordination polymers of dihydroxybenzoquinone

Brendan Francis Abrahams, Alan Maxwell Bond, Thanh Hai Le, Laura J McCormick, Ayman Nafady, Richard Robson, Nguyen Vo

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Crystalline (PMePh3)(2)[Cd-2(dhbq)(3)], (dhbq(2-) = deprotonated 2,5-dihydroxybenzoquinone, H(2)dhbq), attached to electrode surfaces, survives repeated cycles of reduction followed by re-oxidation when placed in contact with aqueous electrolyte media. The results afford encouragement that a range of coordination networks containing redox active connecting ligands and/or redox active metal centres may be reducible or oxidisable in the solid state.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11422 - 11424
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number93
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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