Transition metal complexes as electrocatalysts-Development and applications in electro-oxidation reactions

Kwong Chak Cheung, Wing Leung Wong, Dik Lung Ma, Tat Shing Lai, Kwok Yin Wong

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In this review, the utilization of coordination compounds as electrocatalysts in a number of electro-oxidation reactions including oxidation of olefins, alcohols, water, glucose, nitric oxide and other small molecules is discussed. The coordination compounds function either as redox mediators and/or oxidative catalysts in the electrocatalytic reactions. Applications of the electrocatalysts in electro-synthesis, biosensing and biofuel cells are discussed with reference to the role played by the coordination compounds in these processes or technologies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2367-2385
Number of pages19
JournalCoordination Chemistry Reviews
Issue number17-20
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2007


  • Electro-oxidation
  • Electrocatalysts
  • Transition metal complexes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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