An Electrochemical Study of Redox Indicators: Part I. Substituted Chrysoidines
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7 p.; 25 cm
Analytica Chimica Acta
The electrochemical oxidation of various substituted chrysoidines was studied by cyclic voltammetry, to determine which have stable oxidation products. Only 4-hydroxy-chrysoidine has a stable product; the apparent oxidation potential is 0.779 V vs. NHE. 4-Methoxy- and 4-ethoxy-chrysoidine rapidly lose methanol or ethanol, respectively, so that the 4-hydroxychrysoidine wave appears on subsequent scans. All the other chrysoidines studied are irreversible. The results indicate that a hydroxy group in the 4-position is necessary for stability; the 4-alkoxychrysoidines can achieve the stable quinoidal structure by cleavage of the alkoxy group after nucleophilic attack.