Many quinolones and substituted quinolones are well known for their biological activity. The redox characteristics of such biological substances may provide valuable information about the redox behavior in living systems. The present scenario involves electrochemical reduction of 1-methyl-2-oxo-4,5-dichloroquinolone in aprotic solvent dimethylsulphoxide, carried out in basic medium which is irreversible and involves transfer of two electrons. A linear behavior of peak current versus square root of scan rate indicates that the electrochemical reduction processes are diffusion controlled.
Quinolone, Cyclic voltammetry, Glassy carbon electrode, Diffusion-controlled, Irreversible