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Chemphyschem : a European journal of chemical physics and physical chemistry

Using Voltammetry to Measure the Relative Hydrogen-Bonding Strengths of Pyridine and Its Derivatives in Acetonitrile.


PMID 28608640

Abstract

The voltammetric behavior of 2,3,5,6-tetramethyl-1,4-phenylenediamine was found to be able to differentiate the hydrogen acceptor abilities of electroinactive pyridine compounds in acetonitrile. Weak and strong hydrogen acceptors were distinguished through the onset of a third oxidation process that came about at sub-stoichiometric amounts of strong hydrogen acceptors, but not in the presence of weak hydrogen acceptors. This additional oxidation reaction occurred at a potential between the two 1 e