Electrochemical and Spectroscopic Behaviors of 1-(o-, m-, p- Cl, or Br) Substituted Phenyl-3, 5-diphenylformazans in Dimethyl Sulfoxide

Tezcan H., Ekmekci G.

ACTA CHIMICA SLOVENICA, vol.57, no.1, pp.189-197, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 57 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.189-197
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


1-(o-, m-, p-Cl, -Br) substituted phenyl-3, 5-diphenylformazans were synthesized. Their structures were elucidated and spectral behaviours were investigated by elemental analysis, FT-IR, UV-vis spectral data. The electrochemical properties such as number of electrons transferred (n), diffusion coefficient (D) and heterogeneous rate constant (k(s)) were determined and possible mechanisms were proposed using platinum and ultramicro platinum electrodes, cyclic voltammetry, linear sweep voltammetry and chronoamperometry. The oxidations were carried out at different electrochemical steps that were dependent upon the structure of formazans. The relation between their absorption properties with electrochemical properties was investigated. A suitable correlation was obtained between the absorption lambda(max) with electrochemical properties, and between the oxidation peak potentials E-ox1 with k(s) values of formazans.