We carried out a detailed study of the kinetics of oxidation of N'-ferrocenylmethyl-N'-phenylbenzohydrazide (FcX) to ferrocenium ion (FcX+) in aqueous and organic mediums. This study using cyclic (CV) and rotating disk electrode (RDE) voltammetry showed that the FcX/FcX+ redox couple is reversible. The N'-ferrocenylmethyl-N'-phenylbenzohydrazide and ferrocenium ion diffusion coefficients (D) were calculated from these results. In addition, the electron transfer rate constant and the exchange current density for the oxidation of ferrocene were determined. A comparison of the kinetic data obtained from the two electrochemical techniques appears to show that the data from the RDE experiments are more reliable because they are collected under strict mass transport control.
International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy (Volume 10)
S. N. Nacer and T. Lanez, "Electrochemical Properties of N'-Ferrocenylmethyl-N'-Phenylbenzohydrazide in Aqueous and Organic Mediums", International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, Vol. 10, pp. 76-85, 2013