Bernd Speiser

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The synthesis of Stöber silica particles as basis for redox modifications is optimized for desired properties, in particular diameter in a wide sub-micrometer range, spherical shape, monodispersity, the absence of porosity, and aggregation free isolability for characterization and later covalent modification. The materials are characterized by SEM, DLS,(More)
Nonporous spherical silica nanoparticles resulting from a controlled Stöber process are covalently surface modified with redox-active molecules. Ferrocene, a ruthenium(II) complex with an N2P2Cl2 ligand set, and a sterically hindered biphenylamine are used as modifiers. The resulting materials are characterized by physical, spectroscopic, electrochemical,(More)
A general method for the functionalization of silica surfaces with silicon hydride (Si-H) groups is described for four different preparations of silica. The silica surface is reduced in a two-step chlorination-reduction procedure within a simple gas-flow system at high temperatures. After initial dehydroxylation of the silica surface, silicon chloride(More)
We describe a modeling software component Ecco, implemented in the C++ programming language. It assists in the formulation of physicochemical systems including, in particular, electrochemical processes within general geometries. Ecco's kinetic part then translates any user defined reaction mechanism into an object-oriented representation and generates the(More)
The syntheses and the electrochemical behavior of the monomeric peralkylated hexaamino(1,3)metacyclophane 4, the dimeric dodecaamino(1,3)cyclophane 5a, and the dodecaamino(1,3,5)cyclophane 6 are described. Electrochemical measurements show that the hexaaminobenzene units in 4 and 5a undergo an unusually slow two-electron transfer attributed to the(More)
BACKGROUND Support vector regression (SVR) and Gaussian process regression (GPR) were used for the analysis of electroanalytical experimental data to estimate diffusion coefficients. RESULTS For simulated cyclic voltammograms based on the EC, Eqr, and EqrC mechanisms these regression algorithms in combination with nonlinear kernel/covariance functions(More)
Boron subhalide cluster dianions B6X 2- 6 (X = Cl, Br, I) are electrochemically oxidized in two steps. According to cyclic voltammograms, the first step is chemically reversible and yields the corresponding radical anions B6X .- 6. The electron transfer is nearly diffusion controlled. The second, slower electron-transfer step leads to a species which we(More)