Microwave activation in ionic liquids induces high temperature-high speed electrochemical processes

Ujjal Kumar Sur, Frank Marken, Barry A. Coles, Richard G. Compton, Jaïrton Dupont

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Abstract

Self-focusing of intense microwave radiation at the tip of a 25 μm diameter platinum disk microelectrode immersed into the ionic liquid 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate (BMIM+PF 6-) containing 1 mM ferrocene causes dramatically (two orders of magnitude) enhanced voltammetric current signals and temperatures in excess of 600 K (at the electrode surface)-extreme conditions sufficient for condensed phase pyrolysis processes to occur.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2816-2817
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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