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Bioelectrocatalytic electrode obtained by layer-by-layer assembling of sol-gel processed ionic liquid and hydrophilic carbon nanoparticles and adsorbed bilirubine oxidase

Katarzyna Szot 1Ewa Majewska 1Adam Lesniewski 1Cecile Rizzi 2Laurent Gaillon 2Marcin Opallo 1

1. Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Kasprzaka 44/52, Warszawa 01-224, Poland
2. Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Place Jussieu, Bat F Boite 39, Paris 75252, France


          The layer by layer method [1] become important for preparation of bioelectrocatalytic electrode. However, only recently it was applied to obtain biocathodes potentially applicable in biofuel cell [2, 3]. Our group shown that the nanoparticulate film electrode prepared by layer by layer method combined with sol-gel process exhibits mediated bioelectrocatalysis with laccase dissolved in electrolyte. The electrode modified by film assembled from osmium redox polymer and laccase layers also catalyses dioxygen reduction .
         Here we will show bioelectrocatalytic behaviour of earlier proposed electrodes modified with adsorbed bilirubin oxidase from Myrothecium sp. (EC Clearly mediatorless bioelectrocatalysis indicates efficient electron exchange between the enzyme and carbon nanoparticles [4]. The catalytic current is significantly larger if mediator: 2,2’-azino-bis(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonate) is preadsorbed at the electrode. One can conlude that in the latter case two processes mediated and mediatorless occurs simultaneously. The bioelectrocatalytic current is proportional to the number of immersion and withdrawal steps in electrode preparation procedure.

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[2] K. Szot, A. Lesniewski, J. Niedziolka, M. Jönsson, C. Rizzi, L. Gaillon, F. Marken, J. Rogalski, M. Opallo, J. Electroanal. Chem. 623 (2008) 170.
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[4] K. Szot, W. Nogala, J. Niedziolka-Jönssona, M. Jönsson-Niedziolka, F. Marken, J. Rogalski, C. Nunes Kirchner, G. Wittstock, M. Opallo, Electrochim. Acta 54 (2009) 4620.


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Presentation: Short communication at SMCBS'2009 International Workshop, by Katarzyna Szot
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Submitted: 2009-09-07 12:48
Revised:   2009-10-28 13:23