Research Programs

Electrosynthesis at liquid|liquid interfaces

In this research program, the electrified liquid|liquid interface is exploited as a platform for the electrodless synthesis of nanocomposite thin-films.


If the supporting electrolyte salts are sufficiently insoluble in either phase, than an electrode is immersed in either phase and the Galvani potential difference, localized across the water|oil or water|ionic liquid interface can be controlled externally and is polarized. The Galvani potential difference acts as the driving force for simple ion, facilitated ion, and electron transfer reactions.

Scheme Simple Ion transfer, FIT, and ET



Heka Potentiostat PG-618-USB Workstation