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Facilitated cation transfer at a three-phase junction and its applicability for ionophore evaluation

We’re on a roll. Another cation transfer paper was accepted1, also in Electrochimica Acta. This is work done by Marta and our undergrad student Julia. They were investigating transfer of cations at the three-phase junction driven by reduction of the fullerene C60 and facilitated by the addition of ionophores to […]

SECM study of hydrogen photogeneration in a 1,2-dichloroethane | water biphasic system with decamethylruthenocene electron donor regeneration

Wojtek had another publication in the series of papers on ion-transfer for H2 and H2O2 generation at liquid|liquid interfaces. In this paper, we continue our studies on hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) at the Interface between Two Immiscible Electrolyte Solutions (ITIES). This time, we have generated hydrogen by using photoelectroactive redox […]

Generation-Collection Electrochemistry Inside a Rotating Droplet

We just had a paper published in Analytical Chemistry concerning generation-collection electrochemistry inside a rotating droplet. This is a continuation of the investigation of the rotating droplet as a small volume hydrodynamic system that was published last year in Electrochem. Commun. In this paper we generation-collection electrochemistry, meaning that we […]

Rotating droplet as a new alternative for small volume electrochemical measurements

A paper from Magda’s work with a rotating droplet as alternative to rotating disc electrodes for electrochemical measurements in small volumes was just accepted in Electrochemistry Communications. This is a development of an idea from Limoges’s group in Paris, where they used a rotating disc electrode (RDE) to spin a […]

H2O2 Generation at a Carbon-Paste Electrode with Decamethylferrocene in 2-Nitrophenyloctyl Ether as a Binder: Catalytic Effect of MoS2 Particles

Another paper in the series on H2O2 generation at liquid|liquid interfaces appeared in ChemElectroChem a while back. Wojtek is a co-author together with members of the Opallo-group and Hubert Girault from Lausanne. In the paper we describe the use of a carbon paste electrode (CPE) for generation of H2O2 at […]

Compatibility of organic solvents for electrochemical measurements in PDMS-based microfluidic devices

We just had a new paper published in Microfluidics and Nanofluidics concerning the compatibility of some organic solvents with PDMS-based microfluidic devices. In a well-known study (cited ~1600 times) the Whitesides-group argued that how much PDMS swells in a solvent is a good indication of how compatible that solvent is with […]

Young scientist award

Every year our institute gives an award for the most prominent young scientists among the doctors and phd-students. This is based on the number of publications over the last three years. This year Dawid was one of the laureates in the student category, and Wojtek in the doctors’ group. Our […]