Electrodeposition of thick palladium coatings from a palladium(II)-containing ionic liquid.

Abstract

The first palladium-containing Liquid Metal Salts (LMS) are presented and shown to be suitable electrolytes for the electrodeposition of palladium. The homoleptic LMS of formula [Pd(MeIm)4][Tf2N]2 or [Pd(EtIm)4][Tf2N]2 (MeIm = N-methylimidazole, EtIm = N-ethylimidazole) have higher melting points than the heteroleptic [Pd(MeIm)2(EtIm)2][Tf2N]2, which is proved to be the most promising electrolyte. The deposition reaction in these LMS was found to be irreversible but smooth and dense palladium layers can be deposited that are crack-free up to a thickness of 10 microns.

DOI: 10.1039/c4cc04079a

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@article{Schaltin2014ElectrodepositionOT, title={Electrodeposition of thick palladium coatings from a palladium(II)-containing ionic liquid.}, author={Stijn Schaltin and Neil R. Brooks and Jeroen Sniekers and Luc Van Meervelt and Koen Binnemans and Jan Fransaer}, journal={Chemical communications}, year={2014}, volume={50 71}, pages={10248-50} }