Two-electron redox chemistry of p-nitro- and p-cyanobenzene diazohydroxides. / McEvoy, James; Pham, Nhan; Le, Hong; Fernandez, Micah; Farmer, Ryan; Mahapatro, Surendra.

In: Rsc advances, Vol. 8, No. 73, 13.12.2018, p. 41762-41766.

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  • James McEvoy
  • Nhan Pham
  • Hong Le
  • Micah Fernandez
  • Ryan Farmer
  • Surendra Mahapatro


The electrochemistry of aryl diazonium salts is usually dominated by one-electron reduction, loss of dinitrogen, and the grafting of aryl radicals onto the electrode. In contrast, p-nitro- and p-cyanobenzene diazonium salts dissolved in mixed aqueous-acetonitrile solvents showed diffusion-limited, quasireversible, two-electron cyclic voltammetry. Voltammetric pH-dependence and spectrophotometric kinetic studies suggest that the basicity and low polarity of the aqueous solvent mixture has revealed the biologically-significant interconversion of diazohydroxide and diazene.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41762-41766
Number of pages5
JournalRsc advances
Issue number73
Early online date13 Dec 2018
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 13 Dec 2018
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