Author(s): Adeloju SB, Moline AN
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Abstract A simple electropolymerisation process is described for the fabrication of an ultra-thin ( approximately 55 nm) polypyrrole (PPy)-glucose oxidase (GOD) film in a supporting electrolyte-free monomer solution for potentiometric biosensing of glucose. The optimum conditions for growing the ultra-thin film include 0.1 M pyrrole, 55-110 U/ml GOD, an applied current density of 0.05 mA/cm(2) and an electrical charge of 25 mC/cm(2). Long-term storage of the biosensor in acetate buffer improved the sensitivity of the biosensor by a factor of approximately two. The biosensor can also be used repeatedly for over 2 months with little or no loss in sensitivity. The interference effect of ascorbic acid was successfully reduced by inclusion of an outer PPy-Cl layer.
This article was published in Biosens Bioelectron
and referenced in Biochemistry & Analytical Biochemistry