Electrochemical reduction of tetraphenylcyclopentadienones

Özyörük H., PEKMEZ K., Yildiz A.

Electrochimica Acta, vol.32, no.4, pp.569-574, 1987 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1987
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/0013-4686(87)87043-3
  • Journal Name: Electrochimica Acta
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.569-574
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


The electroreduction behavior of tetraphenylcyclopentadienone (tetracyclone) and some of its m,m′-and p,p′-substituted derivatives in acetonitrile was investigated. The mechanism for the electroreduction of these compounds in the absence and in the presence of protons was proposed using the results of cyclic voltammetry and controlled potential electrolysis experiments. The effects of the substitution on the peak potentials and on the stability of the anion radicals are discussed. © 1987.