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Overview on Induced Chirality in Magnetic Field Controlled Electro-Deposition and Induced Magnetic Moment Originating from Chiral Electrodes

Version 1 : Received: 10 June 2018 / Approved: 12 June 2018 / Online: 12 June 2018 (10:42:16 CEST)

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Kumar, A.; Mondal, P.C.; Fontanesi, C. Chiral Magneto-Electrochemistry. Magnetochemistry 2018, 4, 36. Kumar, A.; Mondal, P.C.; Fontanesi, C. Chiral Magneto-Electrochemistry. Magnetochemistry 2018, 4, 36.


Magneto-electrochemistry (MEC) is a unique paradigm in science, where electrochemical experiments are carried out as a function of an applied magnetic field, creating a new horizon of potential scientific and technological applications. Over the time, detailed understanding of this research domain was developed to identify and rationalize the possible effects exerted by a magnetic field on the various microscopic processes occurring in an electrochemical system, such as: electrolyte properties governed by charge-transfer process (electric conductivity, viscosity, and diffusivity), mass transfer, electrochemical kinetics and on the structure/quality of products formed either at the working electrode or in the electrochemical cell. Particularly, magnetic field controlled chiral architecture obtained from deposited metal, alloys and catalyst and their excellent enantio-recognition in experimental frame is highly appealing. Interestingly, Hall effect was also demonstrated in electrolytic medium via an impressive experimental technique which is being employed for further theoretical understanding in the field of magneto-electrochemical science. Later, a highly reproducible local temperature variation was observed in electrochemical electrolytes exposed to perpendicular magnetic and electric fields. However, until recent studies, none of the above mentioned reports considered the possibility of a spin-dependent related charge-transfer process. Recent experimental and theoretical studies reveal that electron’s transmission through chiral molecules is spin-selective and this effect has been referred to as chiral-induced spin-selectivity (CISS) effect. The CISS effect pave the way for the building up of a system characterized by a net magnetic moment exploiting the spin-filtering ability of chiral molecules. This interplay between chirality and magnetism may shed light on fundamental scientific aspects underlying the enantio-recognition and highly efficient electron-transfer that occurs in biological process.


Magnetoelectrochemistry; CISS; spin; chirality; spin-dependent electrochemistry


Chemistry and Materials Science, Electrochemistry

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