SEC-2F Spectroelectrochemical flow cell

SEC-2F Spectroelectrochemical flow cell

Using the spectroelectrochemical flow cell, it is possible to have a different optical path length changing the gasket. We offer, as an optional item, a silicon and Teflon gasket with a 100, 250 and 500 µm of the thickness. SEC-2F Spectroelectrochemical flow cell was designed to fit perfectly in the SEC2000 Spectrometer, and it eliminated the use of the optical fiber to connect the Spectrometer to the SEC-2F. Even for another brand of the spectrometer, you can connect the SEC-2F using the collimating lens and optical fiber.

  • Structure
  • Configuration
  • Setup
  • Working electrode
  • Optional items
  • Application

Catalog No. Description
012660 SEC-2F Spectroelectrochemical flow cell
Contensts Quantity
- SEC-2F flow cell block A 1 pc
- SEC-2F flow cell block B 1 pc
- SEC-2F flow cell base 1 pc
- SEC-2F flow cell cover 1 pc
- SEC-2F S500 Silicone Gasket 2 pcs
- Stainless tube OD 1/16" (50 mm) 1 pc
- Needle adaptor 1 pc
- Dynaseal PEEK fingertight 2 pcs
- Silicon tube (30 cm) 1 pc
- Teflon tube (1 m) 1 pc
∗ collimating lens, optical fiber and reference electrode are not included in the kit.

Configuration example of electrochemical analyzer and spectroelectrochemical flow cell

For the system set-up, spectrometer (detector), light source, optical fiber, electrochemical analyzer, spectroelectrochemical flow cell, the liquid feed pump (or syringe), and the PC for data processing are required. ITO electrode or platinum, gold or carbon grid electrode could be used as a working electrode.


If you click the image, you will be re-directed to see the three explanation video:

  • SEC-2F General Setup
  • SEC-2F Connection of syringe pump
  • SEC-2F Demonstration guide

Working electrode for spectroelectrochemical flow cell

Grid type electrode and ITO electrode are using in the spectroelectrochemical flow cell.

  • Grid electrode or ITO electrode, it is setting in the side where the light is transmitted through it.
  • Light is irradiated to the working electrode, using the optical fiber connected to the light source.
  • The changes in the concentration of the reactants on the surface of electrode, as in a electrolysis reaction, will consequently change the spectrum transmission for the component.
  • The change of transmission light quantity can be detected by CCD array detector.
    Schematic structure is shown below.
    Grid electrode
    ITO Optically transparent electrode

The light transmittance was compared with ITO electrode and Grid electrode (Au, Pt and Carbon) on a quartz glass as a reference.
For ITO electrode the light cannot be transmitted easily in an ultraviolet range. The transmittance is about 10% at 280 nm of the wavelength. For wavelength above 400 nm the transmittance is above 80%.
Compared with the quartz glass, the light transmission for grid electrode is about 30%, however it could be used in an ultraviolet range.

Characteristics of the electrode

Reference data:The light transmittance is 50 ∼55% for SEC-C Platinum mesh electrode.

Working electrode

Catalog No. Description Size
012655 SEC-2F Pt grid electrode for flow cell 8x27x1 mmt
012656 SEC-2F Au grid electrode for flow cell 8x27x1 mmt
012657 SEC-2F Carbon grid electrode for flow cell 8x27x1 mmt
013432 ITO11 electrode 8x27x1.1 mm (10 pcs) 8x27x1.1 mmt


Catalog No. Description Size
012661 SEC-2F S500 Silicone Gasket, 4 pcs 500 µmt
012664 SEC-2F T500 Teflon Gasket, 4 pcs 500 µmt
012665 SEC-2F T250 Teflon Gasket, 4 pcs 250 µmt
012666 SEC-2F T100 Teflon Gasket, 4 pcs 100 µmt

●Handling of the thinner gasket is complicated. When you use a thin gasket, please pay attention with the flow rate.

Reference electrode

Catalog No. Description Size
013488 RE-3VT Reference electrode screw type (Ag/AgCl) dia. 10 mm, L: 52 mm
013489 RE-7VT Non Aqueous reference electrode screw type (Ag/Ag+) dia. 10 mm, L: 52 mm

Fiber and Lens

Catalog No. Description Size
012667 SEC-2F 400 µm Optical Fiber 25 cm
012685 SEC-2F 400 µm Optical Fiber 2 m
012234 UV/VIS Collimating Lens, 200-2000 nm

●For the light source type, one piece for SEC2000-TH (SEC2000-VIS / NIR) and two pieces for SEC2000-DH (SEC2000-UV / VIS) are required.
●The connection to the fiber optic spectrometer other than SEC2000 is also possible, in this case two of each, optical fiber and collimating lens

Other related products

Catalog No. Description
013345 Model2325 Bi-Potentiostat
013349 Model2325 Software

Comparison of the absorbance for different gasket thickness

Measurement of the absorbance for potassium ferrocyanide electrolysis was performed using
100, 250 and 500 µm thickness gasket.

SEC-2F Experimetal data 1
SEC-2F Experimental data 2

At the left diagram, the characteristic absorption peak of the sample is enclosed at a red line. At the right diagram, the equilimbrium time for electrolysis is shown.

Application example

Electrolysis of Vitamin B12 derived complex.

SEC-2F Experimental data 3

The 250 µm gasket was used for the moritoring of the electrolysis spectrum of the vitamin B12 complex.

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