The electrochemical behaviour of Ph3TeCl in methylene chloride, containing tetrabutylammonium perchlorate (TBAP), at a platinum electrode has been studied. It is shown that Ph3TeCl is oxidized to Ph2(Cl)TeTePh2(Cl) and reduced either in a one electron reaction to Ph3TeTePh3 or in a two electron reaction to Ph3TeH. The electrochemical reactions depend on the concentration of Ph3TeCl in the solution, on the rate of rotation of the electrode and on the rate of the potential scan.
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Jan 1984|