Conducting polymer enzyme alloys : electromaterials exhibiting direct electron transfer

Thompson, Brianna C., Winther-Jensen, Orawan, Vongsvivut, Jitraporn, Winther-Jensen, Bjørn and MacFarlane, Douglas R. 2010, Conducting polymer enzyme alloys : electromaterials exhibiting direct electron transfer, Macromolecular rapid communications, vol. 31, no. 14, pp. 1293-1297.

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Title Conducting polymer enzyme alloys : electromaterials exhibiting direct electron transfer
Author(s) Thompson, Brianna C.
Winther-Jensen, Orawan
Vongsvivut, Jitraporn
Winther-Jensen, Bjørn
MacFarlane, Douglas R.
Journal name Macromolecular rapid communications
Volume number 31
Issue number 14
Start page 1293
End page 1297
Publisher Wiley Interscience
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2010-07-15
ISSN 1521-3927
Keyword(s) blends
charge transfer
conducting polymers
electrochemistry
enzymes
Summary Glucose oxidase (GOx) is an important enzyme with great potential application for enzymatic sensing of glucose, in implantable biofuel cells for powering of medical devices in vivo and for large-scale biofuel cells for distributed energy generation. For these applications, immobilisation of GOx and direct transfer of electrons from the enzyme to an electrode material is required. This paper describes synthesis of conducting polymer (CP) structures in which GOx has been entrained such that direct electron transfer is possible between GOx and the CP. CP/enzyme composites prepared by other means show no evidence of such “wiring”. These materials therefore show promise for mediator-less electronic connection of GOx into easily produced electrodes for biosensing or biofuel cell applications.
Language eng
Field of Research 030304 Physical Chemistry of Materials
Socio Economic Objective 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2010, WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30038957

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