Studying the Electrochemical Behavior of 2-amino-4-methylphenol in the Presence of Penicillin Amine Using Cyclic Voltammetry Technique

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Young Researchers and Elite Club, East Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of chemistry, Faculty of science, Arak branch, Islamic Azad University, Arak, Iran


The studies performed about electrochemical oxidation 2-amino-4-methylphenol indicate that ortho-quinone yielded through oxidation of this chemical compound was unstable and it could be used as Michael acceptor under solvent influences, carrier electrolyte, additives and could be transformed into the various compounds in the form of 1-4 addition Michael reaction. Based on this, in the paper firstly electrochemical oxidation of 2-amino-4-methylphenol in the water has been studied. Then the electrochemical behavior of the compound has been assessed in the presence of nucleophile Penicillin amine under different conditions. The studies indicate that the above compounds could be transformed to new derivatives in the presence of Penicillin amine and phosphate buffer with concentration of 0.2 M and pH=7 during the EC mechanism. Using electrochemical data obtained by performing studies, electrolysis of 2-amino-4-methylphenol has been made in the presence of Penicillin amine, which is served as nucleophile and the product has been yielded with suitable practical efficiency. In all cases in order to optimize the electrolysis conditions and to determine the mechanism, cyclic voltammetry (CV) and Controlled Potential Coulometer (CPC) were utilized.


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