Cyclic voltammetry has been used to study the kinetics of the Diels- Alder reaction of cyclopentadiene with quinone immobilized on a monolayer (see scheme). By monitoring the reduction in current as the redox-active quinone is converted into the redox-inactive adduct, the reaction was shown to proceed with a second-order rate constant when hydroxyl groups were incorporated into the monolayer (X = OH), but with a first-order rate constant when methyl groups were incorporated (X = CH3).
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie - International Edition|
|State||Published - Jun 2 2000|
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