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Solid molybdenum nitride microdisc electrodes: Fabrication, characterisation, and application to the reduction of peroxodisulfate

Shafiee, Saiful 'Arifin and Hector, Andrew L. and Denuault, Guy (2019) Solid molybdenum nitride microdisc electrodes: Fabrication, characterisation, and application to the reduction of peroxodisulfate. Electrochimica Acta, 293. pp. 184-190. ISSN 0013-4686

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A new methodology was developed to fabricate solid molybdenum nitride microdisc electrodes for the first time. The MoN microrods were produced by heating Mo microwires in dry NH3 atmosphere for several hours. They were characterised by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The latter revealed the samples had crystallised in the δ3-MoN phase with a core of γ-Mo2N. Their electrochemical behaviour was probed for the reduction of Ru(NH3)63+. For this fast electron transfer the MoN microdisc electrodes returned similar voltammetric features to Pt microelectrodes. Their amperometric response was further tested with the reduction of peroxodisulfate. In contrast with other electrode materials, the reduction of S2O82− on MoN microdiscs delivered steady state voltammograms with well-defined diffusion controlled plateau. At low sweep rates, the limiting current was consistent with hemispherical diffusion and stable for at least 500 s. The diffusion coefficient of S2O82− derived from these results, 9.5 × 10−6 cm2 s−1, is in excellent agreement with previous work. At high sweep rates, the reduction of peroxodisulfate was found to be complicated by the simultaneous reduction of adsorbates. The results indicate that MoN is an ideal electrode material to monitor the concentration of peroxodisulfate under steady state conditions.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 9604/78068
Uncontrolled Keywords: Molybdenum nitride, Microelectrodes, Peroxodisulfate
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science
Depositing User: Dr Saiful 'Arifin Bin Shafiee
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2020 11:05
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2020 11:05
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/78068

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