• Molecular-level functionalization of electrode surfaces

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    • Keywords


      Electrochemical sensor; surface modification; redox enzyme; polypyrrole

    • Abstract


      An ultra-thin film of functional molecule(s) can be deposited on an electrode, which then serves as a device to amperometrically monitor compounds of biological interest. The methods of surface functionalization, mostly on tin oxide (SnO2) electrodes, include: chemical modification (covalent bond formation between the surface OH group with a functional group of a molecule); the Langmuir-Blodgett technique, where the NH2 group of a long-chain alkylamine is bound to an enzyme via a small dialdehyde molecule as spacer; and electropolymerization of pyrrole in an electrolyte containing a single enzyme or a sequentially operating bienzyme system. The results of such investigations by the author’s group are presented.

    • Author Affiliations


      Tadashi Watanabe1

      1. Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo - 106, Japan
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  • Journal of Chemical Sciences | News

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