Surface Functionalization of Electrodes with Molecular Reagents

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Science  03 Jan 1986:
Vol. 231, Issue 4733, pp. 32-37
DOI: 10.1126/science.231.4733.32


The use of molecular reagents to manipulate the properties of electrode surfaces has broad application in areas such as electrochemical synthesis, energy conversion and storage, displays, sensors, and new kinds of microelectronic devices. Surface modification of electrodes has contributed to a revival of interest in basic and applied research in electrochemistry and electrochemical devices. This article is focused on specific examples of systems modified electrodes where basic developments provide promising opportunities for applications stemming from the properties of molecules attached to an electrode surface.

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