Electrochemistry of Biosystems
Linking Glucose Oxidation to Luminol-based Electrochemiluminescence using bipolar Electrochemistry
Asymmetric Modification of TiO2 Nanofibers with Gold by Electric-Field-Assisted Photochemistry
Stimuli-responsive microgels for electrochemiluminescence amplification

Loget G., Roche J., Gianessi E., Bouffier L., Kuhn A.,
J. Am. Chem.Soc. 2012, 134, 20033-20036.

Based on the principles of bipolar electrochemistry, localized pH gradients are generated at the surface of conducting particles in solution. This allows the toposelective deposition of inorganic and organic polymer layers via a pH-triggered precipitation mechanism. Due to the intrinsic symmetry breaking of the process, the concept can be used to generate in a straightforward way Janus particles, with one section consisting of deposits obtained from non-electroactive precursors. These indirect electrodeposits, such as SiO2, TiO2, or electrophoretic paints, can be further used as an immobilization matrix for other species like dyes or nanoparticles, thus opening promising perspectives for the synthesis of a variety of bifunctional objects with a controlled shape.

 

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Fattah Z., Garrigue P., Lapeyre V., Kuhn A., Bouffier L.,
J. Phys. Chem. C 2012, 116, 22021-22027.

Asymmetric particles of various chemical compositions have attracted great attention because of their application potential in different areas, ranging from photosplitting of water to autonomous swimmers. In this context, the spatial arrangement of the different components can be of major importance. We report here a bulk procedure based on bipolar electrochemistry that allows generating asymmetric particles with a highly controlled spatial orientation of a metal deposit on a carbon substrate. Two fundamentally different topologies of the metal deposit can be obtained as a function of controllable experimental parameters like the orientation and amplitude of the electric field as well as the viscosity of the medium.

 

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Sentic M., Loget G., Manojlovic D., Kuhn A., Sojic N.,
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 11284–11288.

Swimmer in the dark: Propulsion of a conducting object is intrinsically coupled with light emission using bipolar electrochemistry. Asymmetric redox activity on the surface of the swimmer (black bead; see picture) causes production of gas bubbles to propel the swimmer in a glass tube with simultaneous electrochemiluminescence (ECL) emission to monitor the progress of the swimmer.

 

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Zigah D., Rodriguez-Lopez P., Bard A. J.,
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2012, 14, 12764-12772.

Asymmetric particles of various chemical compositions have attracted great attention because of their application potential in different areas, ranging from photosplitting of water to autonomous swimmers. In this context, the spatial arrangement of the different components can be of major importance. We report here a bulk procedure based on bipolar electrochemistry that allows generating asymmetric particles with a highly controlled spatial orientation of a metal deposit on a carbon substrate. Two fundamentally different topologies of the metal deposit can be obtained as a function of controllable experimental parameters like the orientation and amplitude of the electric field as well as the viscosity of the medium.

 

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Potential Induced Fine-tuning the Enantioaffinity of Chiral Metal Phases


Sunday, 16 December 2018
S. Assavapanumat, T. Yutthalekha, P. Garrigue, B. Goudeau, V. Lapeyre, A. Perro, N. Sojic, C. Wattanakit, A. Kuhn Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (2018) in press Concepts leading to single enantiomers of chiral molecules are of crucial importance for many... Read More...

Surface-confined Electrochemiluminescence Microscopy of Cell Membranes


Wednesday, 14 November 2018
S. Voci, B. Goudeau, G. Valenti, A. Lesch, M. Jović, S. Rapino, F. Paolucci, S. Arbault, N. Sojic J. Am. Chem. Soc., 140, 2018, 14753-14760 Herein is reported a surface-confined microscopy based on electrochemiluminescence (ECL) that allows to... Read More...

Enhanced Annihilation Electrochemiluminescence by Nanofluidic Confinement


Wednesday, 14 November 2018
Hanan Al-Kutubi, Silvia Voci, Liza Rassaei, Neso Sojic, Klaus Mathwig Chem .Sci., 9, 2018, (2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection) Microfabricated nanofluidic electrochemical devices offer a highly controlled nanochannel geometry; they... Read More...