Two-compartment multiport electrochemical cell setup
This is a stationary solution two-compartment electrochemical cell for measurements using electrodes in a form of: a) rod/disc (6 mm dia.), b) thin film deposited on flat substrate (using a wire clip) and c) membrane (using a wire clip). The working, counter and reference electrodes are mounted in a top casing either in 2-, or 3-electrode setup. The counter electrode is placed in a separate glass compartment separated from the other electrodes by a ceramic frit (sintered Al2O3 nanoparticles). Two additional wholes for electrodes/probes enables installation of e.g. thermometer, pH sensor, Clark electrode, etc. The cell elements are constructed with materials that are inert to the sample (glass and PEEK). It well fits aqueous (FKM/EPDM O-Rings) and organic solvent (FFKM O-Rings) electrolyte requirements. The construction is gas-tight and can be used when the removal and exclusion of contaminants such as oxygen and water is required by bubbling of an inert gas through the electrolyte. After removal of the counter electrode glass compartment, the cell gets the functionality of a Basic Electrochemical Cell – BEC 50 mL with additional two ports.
The reference electrode tip should be placed at the level of working electrode center. This will ensure a low potential drop throughout the electrolyte solution for low-current experiment. Various auxiliary electrodes are suitable for this cell including metal wire and metal foil electrodes as well as graphite rod. The bubbling of gas through the solution must be stopped prior to experiment.
maximum electrolyte volume: 50 mL
electrode plug diameter: 6 mm
number of electrode slots: 5
1 x 2-CMEC 50 mL - Two-compartment Multiport Electrochemical Cell
1 x Metal Wire Auxiliary Electrode - 50HX15 0.6/250 mm (Platinum)
1 x Reference electrode (aqueous Ag/AgCl or non-aqueous Ag/AgCl)
1 x Glassy Carbon disk electrode – 2 mm dia.
3 x Plug with a silicone rubber septum and set of Tantalum wire clips (set of 10)