Electrochemical synthesis and redox properties of a polyruthenocene electrode film

Tadashi Shimura, Kunitsugu Aramaki, Hiroshi Nishihara

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A thin and uniform polyruthenocene film was prepared by electroreduction of [Ru(η5-C5H5)(η5-C 5H4Cl=CHCHO)] in acetonitrile and its electrochemical properties were investigated by cyclic voltammetry. This film undergoes a moderately reversible oxidation, the mechanism of which is explainable as an ECE reaction with a slow chemical step. The kinetics of the chemical step are first-order to the ruthenocene concentration and depend on both solvent and electrolyte anion. The kinetic constant is higher at larger donor number of solvent, lower viscosity of solvent and/or higher coordinating ability of electrolyte anion, implying the competitive coordination of both solvent and electrolyte anion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-223
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Electroanalytical Chemistry
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Feb 21


  • Ece reaction
  • Electropolymerization
  • Kinetic constant
  • Polyruthenocene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Electrochemistry


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