Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society
Print version ISSN 0103-5053
DANTAS, Luiza M. F. et al. Electrocatalytic oxidation of hydrazine in alkaline media promoted by iron tetrapyridinoporphyrazine adsorbed on graphite surface. J. Braz. Chem. Soc. [online]. 2008, vol.19, n.4, pp. 720-726. ISSN 0103-5053. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-50532008000400016.
The electrocatalytic oxidation of hydrazine was studied using an ordinary pyrolytic graphite electrode modified with iron tetrapyridinoporphyrazine complex (FeTPyPz), employing cyclic voltammetry and rotating disk electrode techniques. Analyses of the voltammograms recorded at different potential scan rates and the polarization curves at different electrode rotation rates showed that the reaction of electrooxidation of hydrazine on FeTPyPz occurs via 4-electrons with the formation of N2 as main product. The kinetic parameters suggest that the second electron transfer step is rate controlling. The activity of FeTPyPz depends on its Fe(II)/Fe(I) formal potential and fits well in a volcano plot that includes several iron phthalocyanines, indicating that such formal potential is a good reactivity index for these complexes.
Keywords : hydrazine oxidation; modified graphite electrode; iron tetrapyridinoporphyrazine; volcano plot.