A kinetic model for adsorption and transfer of ionic species at polarized liquid vertical bar liquid interfaces as studied by potential modulated fluorescence spectroscopy

H Nagatani, DJ Fermin, HH Girault*

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Abstract

Fundamental expressions for analyzing potential modulated fluorescence (PMF) responses were derived within the framework of a phenomenological model for adsorption and transfer of ionic species across polarized liquid/liquid interfaces. For small periodic perturbations of the Galvani potential difference, PMF signals can be linearized and the contribution of each process can be uncoupled it the frequency domain. The PMF response for kinetically controlled adsorption is expressed as a semicircle in the complex plane in which the characteristic frequency of maximum imaginary component is proportional to the adsorption and desorption rate constants. Considering that the potential dependence of adsorption exhibits opposite sign whether the process take place from the aqueous or organic phase, the corresponding PMF responses appear in different quadrants of the complex plane. The present model delivers useful diagnostic criteria for analyzing the nature of the various processes contributing to the periodic fluorescence response. The adsorption dynamics of mesotetrakis(N-methyl-4-pyridyl)porphyrinato zinc(U) at the water/1,2-dichloroethane interface were evaluated from the frequency dependent PMF responses. Studies performed at various Galvani potential differences clearly confirm that the adsorption can take place at two distinctive planes located at the aqueous and organic sides of the interface. Basic aspects in connection to the nature of the adsorption planes are briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9463-9473
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry B
Volume105
Issue number39
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Oct 2001

Keywords

  • IMMISCIBLE ELECTROLYTE-SOLUTIONS
  • WATER NITROBENZENE INTERFACE
  • OPTICAL 2ND-HARMONIC GENERATION
  • ANION METHYL-ORANGE
  • ELECTROCHEMICAL INTERFACE
  • LIQUID/LIQUID INTERFACES
  • WATER/1,2-DICHLOROETHANE INTERFACE
  • ZINC PORPHYRINS
  • DOUBLE-LAYER
  • DYNAMICS

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