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A reagentless amperometric biosensor for hydrogen peroxide determination based on asparagus tissue and ferrocene mediation

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Oungpipat, W and Alexander, PW and Southwell-Keely, P, A reagentless amperometric biosensor for hydrogen peroxide determination based on asparagus tissue and ferrocene mediation, Analytica Chemica Acta, 309, (1-3) pp. 35-45. ISSN 0003-2670 (1995) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/0003-2670(95)00066-9

Abstract

A new reagentless biosensor for the amperometric detection of hydrogen peroxide was developed by co-immobilisation of ground asparagus tissue (Asparagus officinalis) and ferrocene in a carbon paste matrix. The asparagus tissue acts as a source of peroxidase. Ferrocene is utilised as a mediator to facilitate efficient electron transfers between the electrode surface and hydrogen peroxide. The detection of hydrogen peroxide was based on the measurement of amperometric response due to the reduction at the electrode of ferricinium ion generated from the enzymatic reaction at 0.00 mV vs. SCE. The response characteristics and optimisation of the bioelectrode design are evaluated. The bioelectrode exhibits linear response up to a hydrogen peroxide concentration of 6 x 10-5 M with a detection limit of 4.0 x 10- 7 M. Response times (t90) as low as 2 s and a relative standard deviation of replicate measurements of 1 x 10-5 M hydrogen peroxide of 1.95% (n = 15) were achieved. The bioelectrode sensitivity decreased to 50% of the original value within 30 days of continuous use.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Analytical Chemistry
Research Field:Instrumental Methods (excl. Immunological and Bioassay Methods)
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences
Author:Alexander, PW (Professor Peter Alexander)
ID Code:5555
Year Published:1995
Web of Science® Times Cited:78
Deposited By:Applied Science
Deposited On:1995-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-24
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