Electrochemistry as a Tool for the Study of Reactive Intermediates

  • George S. Wilson
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 197)


There are now available a wide range of electrochemical techniques which can provide fundamental information about both energetics and kinetics of thioether redox chemistry. Before discussing the various techniques, it is first appropriate to consider the kinds of reactions which thioethers are known to undergo and the information one desires about them. Equations 1–10 outline the type of reactions which can be studied by electrochemical methods. The discussion will be limited to oxidations and will not include multi-step reaction sequences leading to transitions from S-centered to C-centered radicals. These reactions have been extensively documented particularly in the pulse radiolysis literature.


Cation Radical Peak Potential Electron Loss Redox Catalysis Adiabatic Ionization Potential 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • George S. Wilson
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  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of KansasLawrenceUSA

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