Carbon paper covered with side-naphthylated multi walled carbon nanotubes was used as the conducting support for the construction of a biocathode in a hybrid biofuel cell. Laccase Carrena unicolor enzyme was employed as the catalyst for the 4e reduction of oxygen and a zinc disc covered with hopeite was used as the anode. Derivatized carbon nanotubes increase the working surface of the electrode and provide direct contact with...
Azobenzene derivatives due to their photo- and electroactive properties are an important group of compounds finding applications in diverse fields. Due to the possibility of controlling the trans–cis isomerization, azo-bearing structures are ideal building blocks for development of e.g. nanomaterials, smart polymers, molecular containers, photoswitches, and sensors. Important role play also macrocyclic compounds well known for...
Synergic Effect of Naphthylated Carbon Nanotubes and Gold Nanoparticles on Catalytic Performance of Hybrid Films Containing Bilirubin Oxidase for the Dioxygen ReductionTo improve the direct electron transfer from a multicopper oxidase MvBOd to the glassy carbon electrode surface the naphthylated multiwall carbon nanotubes (Napht-MWCNTs) are ombined with gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) to form a conductive network at the electrode and to increase its working surface. Such approach allowed to eliminate the necessity of employing mediators to reach elevated current values. The enzyme stability was improved...
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