Fullerene film electrodes in aqueous solutions Part 1. Preparation and electrochemical characterization

A. Szucs, A. Loix, J. B. Nagy, L. Lamberts

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Solution cast films of C60 on gold and glassy carbon substrates were studied in aqueous solutions as possible electrode materials. These films could be reduced in 1 M NaOH solutions to became conductive, possibly due to the formation of NaxC60. The reduced films were quite stable even on exposure to air, and their conductivity decreased only after a long time or when they were oxidized electrochemically. Both the reduction and the oxidation were completely irreversible. If oxidation is avoided, i.e. the potential is kept below +600 mV/SHE, these films can be used as electrodes, displaying individual properties as electrocatalysts; some electrochemical reactions were faster and others were slower than on bare gold or glassy carbon electrodes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-203
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Electroanalytical Chemistry
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1995



  • Aqueous solutions
  • Electrocatalysis
  • Film electrodes
  • Fullerene
  • Stability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Electrochemistry

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