Synthesis, Structure and Electrochemical Behavior of a Supramolecular Compound
A supramolecular compound, Co(C5H4NCOO)2(H2O)2∙2H2O was hydrothermally synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, infrared spectra, UV-vis spectra. Elemental analysis result shows that the mass percent of C is 38.36%; H, 4.32% and N, 7.50%. Infrared spectra show that the main absorption peak is near 3396 cm-1, which is attributed to the O-H stretching vibration absorption. Also there are some absorption peaks at 1599, 1551, 1420, 1384 cm-1, which are attributed to the pyridine vibration absorption. UV spectrum for the compound shows strong absorption peaks at 203 and 259 nm, which are similar to isoniazid. X-ray diffraction data indicate that the compound is monoclinic, P21 / c space group. The cyclic voltammograms indicate that the compound decreases the rate of oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) and induces the ORR more difficult in aqueous solutions. The electrochemical behavior suggests that the compound possesses the potential application for corrosion in aqueous environment.
Yansheng Yin and Xin Wang
Z. F. Lin et al., "Synthesis, Structure and Electrochemical Behavior of a Supramolecular Compound ", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 79-82, pp. 1475-1478, 2009