Cyclic voltammetric behavior of anthraquinone in aqueous medium has been studied in presence of a non-ionic surfactant, Triton X-100 (TX-100) using sodium salt of anthraquinone-2-sulphonic acid (AQS) as the electro-active species. When cathodic potential is applied, the anthraquinone (AQ) group of AQS is reduced to its dianion. In the reverse scan, the oxidation of AQ2- gives AQ. The electrochemical behavior shows a profound influence from the dissolved state of TX-100 in aqueous media. Spectrophotometric results indicate interaction between AQ and TX-100. A CEC (chemical-electrochemical-chemical) mechanism with the electrochemical reaction coupled with preceding interaction of AQS with TX-100 and following protonation reaction of reduced AQ has been proposed. © 2010 King Saud University. Production and hosting by Elsevier B.V.
Mahmud, I., Samed, A. J. F., Haque, M. A., & Susan, M. A. B. H. (2011). Electrochemical behavior of anthraquinone in aqueous solution in presence of a non-ionic surfactant. Journal of Saudi Chemical Society, 15(3), 203–208. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jscs.2010.08.006