In Situ Spectroelectrochemical Techniques as Tools for Investigating the Properties of Electroactive Systems
Tomasz Jarosz, Przemyslaw Data and Mieczyslaw Lapkowski
Spectroelectrochemical analysis techniques allow both charge transfer processes and the species that take part in these processes to be followed. The spectroelectrochemical methodology has found extensive application since its conception in the mid-twentieth century and the array of different experimental procedures and their applications reported in literature continues growing on a yearly basis. Although the current work discusses the most significant and most recent developments in the field of spectroelectrochemical methods, attention is given to the variety of systems and processes that can be investigated, as well as providing a brief overview of the practical aspects of conducting such measurements.
Keywords: Spectroelectrochemistry, instrumental analysis, UV-Vis spectroscopy, EPR spectroscopy, IR spectroscopy, conjugated polymers, organic semiconductors