In Situ Identification of Intermediates of Benzyl Chloride Reduction at a Silver Electrode by SERS Coupled with DFT Calculations
Sur, Ujjal Kumar
Rondinini, Sandra（Univ Milan, Dipartimento Chim Fis & Elettrochim）
Amatore, Christian（Ecole Normale Super, Dept Chim）
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Aiming to deeply understand the electrocatalytic mechanism of silver on reduction of benzyl chloride, we carried out an in situ electrochemical surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopic study to characterize various surface species in different electrode potential regions. A further analysis with DFT calculation reveals that the benzyl radical and its anionic derivate bonded on a silver electrode are the key intermediates, implying that the pathway could drastically differ from the outer sphere concerted electron reduction at inert electrodes.