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Indium electrodeposition from indium(iii) methanesulfonate in DMSO

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The electrochemical behavior and electrodeposition of indium was investigated at 26 °C and 160 °C from a solution composed of indium(III) methanesulfonate and dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO). Indium(III) methanesulfonate was synthesized from indium(III) oxide and methanesulfonic acid (MSA). Cyclic voltammetry, quartz crystal microbalance measurements and rotating ring disk electrode experiments indicated that reduction of indium(III) to both indium(I) and indium(0) occurs. Yet, reduction to metallic indium was found to be the predominant process. Deposited indium could be stripped to indium(I). This unstable species disproportionated to indium(III) and indium(0), leading to the formation of micron-sized metallic indium particles in the electrolyte. At 26 °C, indium deposited on glassy carbon as smooth, flat films whereas at 160 °C, it deposits as droplets.
Journal: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics
ISSN: 1463-9076
Issue: 42
Volume: 22
Pages: 24526 - 24534
Publication year:2020
BOF-publication weight:2
CSS-citation score:1
Authors from:Higher Education