Oxygen reduction catalysis at anthraquinone centers molecularly wired via carbon nanotubes

CE Banks, GG Wildgoose, CGR Heald, RG Compton

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Multi-walled C nanotubes (MWCNTs) have been chem. derivatized via the redn. of anthraquinone-1-diazonium chloride with hypophosphorous acid to attach 1-anthraquinonyl groups to the MWCNTs, most likely at edge plane like defects. The covalently attached quinone moiety attached to the nanotubes ('mol. wire') acts as an effective mediator for the electrocatalytic redn. of O. [on SciFinder(R)]
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-64
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Iranian Chemical Society
Publication statusPublished - 2005


  • carbon nanotube chem derivatization anthraquinone center oxygen redn catalysis

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