Spectroelectrochemistry: the best of two worlds

Chem Soc Rev. 2009 Dec;38(12):3373-82. doi: 10.1039/b504286k. Epub 2009 Sep 24.


The combination of reaction-oriented electrochemistry with species-focussed spectroscopy in spectroelectrochemistry (SEC) allows for a more complete analysis of single and multiple electron-transfer processes and redox reactions in general. Practical considerations and guidelines are provided in this tutorial review, and selected examples involving UV-VIS-NIR and IR absorption spectroscopy as well as electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) are presented to illustrate the potential and the applicability of this technique.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Electrochemistry*
  • Electron Spin Resonance Spectroscopy
  • Electrons
  • Oxidation-Reduction
  • Spectrophotometry, Infrared
  • Spectrophotometry, Ultraviolet
  • Spectroscopy, Near-Infrared
  • Spectrum Analysis*