Microwave-Assisted Electroanalysis: A Review

I J Cutress, Frank Marken, R G Compton

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Microwave-assisted electrochemistry is critically discussed with a focus on the fundamental aspects of the processes involved and its applications in electroanalysis. The concept of direct and nondirect heated electrodes is discussed. and simulation work is evaluated. Microwave-assisted electrochemistry predominantly results in higher current responses (up to 2 magnitudes higher) due to increased temperature and mass transport to the active electrodes, Temperature gradients at microwave-affected electrodes may exceed 10(5) K/cm, with temperature hotspots found in the thin diffusion layers set up at ultramicroelectrodes. Research into microwave-assisted electroanalysis can lead to enhanced capillary electrophoresis detection, improved stripping voltammetry and development of new high temperature methods.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-123
Number of pages11
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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