Edward O Barnes

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A variety of generator-collector systems are reviewed, from the original rotating ring-disc electrodes developed in the 1950s, to very recent developments using new geometries and microelectrodes. An overview of both theoretical and experimental aspects are given, and the power of these double electrode systems in analytical electrochemistry is illustrated(More)
Generator-collector electrode systems are based on two independent working electrodes with overlapping diffusion fields where chemically reversible redox processes (oxidation and reduction) are coupled to give amplified current signals. A generator-collector trench electrode system prepared from two tin-doped indium oxide (ITO) electrodes placed vis-à-vis(More)
Two types of generator-collector electrode systems, (i) a gold-gold interdigitated microband array and (ii) a gold-gold dual-plate microtrench, are compared for nitrobenzene electroanalysis in aerated aqueous 0.1 M NaOH. The complexity of the nitrobenzene reduction in conjunction with the presence of ambient levels of oxygen in the analysis solution provide(More)
Recent progress in the theory and practice of voltammetry is surveyed and evaluated. The transformation over the last decade of the level of modelling and simulation of experiments has realised major advances such that electrochemical techniques can be fully developed and applied to real chemical problems of distinct complexity. This review focuses on the(More)
We present a simple and general theoretical model which accounts fully for the influence of an electrode modifying non-electroactive layer on the voltammetric response of a diffusional redox probe. The layer is solely considered to alter the solubilities and diffusion coefficients of the electroactive species within the thin layer on the electrode surface.(More)
Cyclic voltammetry carried out at a wide range of supporting electrolyte concentrations and compositions can elucidate additional kinetic and mechanistic details of the electrochemical reduction of aryl halides. The cleavage of the C-Br bond is reversible, driven by H abstraction and the second electron transfer. This is a new chemical insight, as the(More)
Two flat gold electrodes are placed vis-à-vis with an epoxy spacer layer that is etched out to give a ca. 100 μm-deep electrochemically active trench. A water-insoluble oil phase, here the redox system N,N-diethyl-N'N'-didodecyl-phenylenediamine (DDPD) in 4-(3-phenylpropyl)-pyridine (PPP), is immobilized into the trench to allow anion transfer upon(More)
Pairing effect: Varying the concentration of support electrolyte in the electrochemical EC(2) reduction of 2,6-diphenylpyrylium reveals the presence of ion pairing between the electroactive species and BF(4)(-). Experiment and theory are shown to be in good agreement only if ion pairing is included in the simulations. This previously unanticipated effect is(More)
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