Date of Graduation

Summer 2018


Master of Science in Chemistry


Chemistry and Biochemistry

Committee Chair

Mark Richter


The electrogenerated chemiluminescence (ECL) of octaethylporphyrin (OEP), tetraphenylporphyrin (TPP) and a series of metal-ligand porphyrin complexes (Zinc, Copper, Palladium, Platinum, Ruthenium, Vanadium, Cobalt and Nickel) in CH2Cl2 is reported. ECL was generated upon sweep to positive potentials using tri-n-propylamine (TPrA) as an oxidative-reductive coreactant. ECL efficiencies were between 0.010 and 0.770 using Ru(bpy)3(PF6)2 (bpy = 2,2’-bpyridine) as a relative standard (ecl = 1). The ECL intensity peaks at a potential corresponding to oxidation of the complexes and TPrA, suggesting that the same excited states are formed in both photoluminescence and ECL. Although the ECL was weaker than corresponding PL efficiencies, similar trends were observed in both experiments, again suggesting identical excited states are formed.


electrogenerated chemiluminescence, ECL, metalloporphyrins, coreactants, porphyrin

Subject Categories

Chemicals and Drugs | Chemistry


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