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A one-compartment fructose/air biological fuel cell based on direct electron transfer

Wu, X, Zhao, F, Varcoe, JR, Thumser, AE, Avignone-Rossa, C and Slade, RCT (2009) A one-compartment fructose/air biological fuel cell based on direct electron transfer Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 25 (2). 326 - 331. ISSN 0956-5663

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The construction and characterization of aone-compartmentfructose/airbiologicalfuelcell (BFC) based on directelectrontransfer is reported. The BFC employs bilirubin oxidase and d-fructose dehydrogenase adsorbed on a cellulose–multiwall carbon nanotube (MWCNT) matrix, reconstituted with an ionic liquid, as the biocathode and the bioanode for oxygen reduction and fructose oxidation reactions, respectively. The performance of the bioelectrode was investigated by chronoamperometric and cyclic voltammetric techniques in a standard three-electrode cell, and the polarization and long-term stability of the BFC was tested by potentiostatic discharge. An open circuit voltage of 663 mV and a maximum power density of 126 μW cm−2 were obtained in buffer at pH 5.0. Using this regenerated cellulose–MWCNT matrix as the immobilization platform, this BFC has shown a relatively high performance and long-term stability compared with previous studies.

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Additional Information: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Biosensors and Bioelectronics. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 25(2), October 2009, DOI 10.1016/j.bios.2009.07.011.
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Chemistry
Depositing User: Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2012 13:30
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2014 13:27

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