November 29, 2020
Mohammad Moradi

Mohammad Moradi

Academic rank: Assistant Professor
Education: Ph.D in علوم پایه
Faculty: science


Title Thermodynamic and Mechanistic Study of the Electrochemical Oxidation of Rosmarinic Acid
Type Article
rosmarinic acid, Electrochemical oxidation, cyclic voltammetry, differential pulse voltammetry
Researchers hadi Beiginejad، Mohammad Moradi


Electrochemical oxidation of rosmarinic acid (RA) in aqueous solutions has been studied using cyclic voltammetry, linear sweep voltammetry and differential pulse voltammetry. RA (1) has two catechol rings, and the electrochemical study of it shows two oxidation–reduction peaks (ErEr mechanism). In the first step oxidation RA (1) converted to OX1-1, and in the second step of oxidation the produced OX1-1 oxidized to OX2. Two possible structures were designed for the first step of oxidation and optimized at the B3LYP/6-311 G (d, p) level of theory. To confirm the results, the oxidation potential of RA (1) was compared with some catechol species at pH = 0.0. Plotted diagram of the oxidation potential versus Gtot showed a good correlation between the electrochemical oxidation potential (EpA0) and calculated Gtot of electrochemical oxidation of studied species. The voltammetric study in the basic solutions shows a dimerization reaction after electron transfer process. Analysis of the voltammograms shows a partially adsorption behavior in the electrochemical oxidation of RA (1). Also, pKa of RA (1) was determined by the use of acid-base titration and effect of deprotonation of RA (1) on voltammograms was studied.