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Membraneless enzymatic ethanol/O-2 fuel cell: Transitioning from an air-breathing Pt-based cathode to a bilirubin oxidase-based biocathode

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Author(s):
Aquino Neto, Sidney ; Milton, Ross D. ; Hickey, David P. ; De Andrade, Adalgisa R. ; Minteer, Shelley D.
Total Authors: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Power Sources; v. 324, p. 208-214, AUG 30 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 18
Abstract

The bioelectrooxidation of ethanol was investigated in a fully enzymatic membraneless ethanol/O-2 biofuel cell assembly using hybrid bioanodes containing multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT)-decorated gold metallic nanoparticles with either a pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ)-dependent alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) enzyme or a nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD(+))-dependent ADH enzyme. The biofuel cell anode was prepared with the PQQ-dependent enzyme and designed using either a direct electron transfer (DET) architecture or via a mediated electron transfer (MET) configuration through a redox polymer, 1,1'-dimethylferrocene-modified linear polyethyleneimine (FcMe(2)-C-3-LPEI). In the case of the bioanode containing the NAD(+)-dependent enzyme, only the mediated electron transfer mechanism was employed using an electropolymerized methylene green film to regenerate the NAD(+) cofactor. Regardless of the enzyme being employed at the anode, a bilirubin oxidase-based biocathode prepared within a DET architecture afforded efficient electrocatalytic oxygen reduction in an ethanol/O-2 biofuel cell. The power curves showed that DET-based bioanodes via the PQQ-dependent ADH still lack high current densities, whereas the MET architecture furnished maximum power density values as high as 226 +/- 21 mu W cm(-2). Considering the complete membraneless enzymatic biofuel cell with the NAD(+)-dependent ADH-based bioanode, power densities as high as 111 +/- 14 mu W cm(-2) were obtained. This shows the advantage of PQQ-dependent ADH for membraneless ethanol/O-2 biofuel cell applications. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/10667-0 - Preparation of hybrid nanocatalysts containing enzymes, carbon nanotubes and metallic nanoparticles for EtOH/O2 biofuel cell
Grantee:Sidney de Aquino Neto
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 14/00536-0 - Preparation of hybrid nanocatalysts containing enzymes, carbon nanotubes and metallic nanoparticles for direct electron transfer biofuel cell using PQQ-dependent enzymes
Grantee:Sidney de Aquino Neto
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
FAPESP's process: 14/04813-9 - Study of enzymatic nancatalyst activated by carbon nanotubes e metallic nanoparticles for biofuel cell
Grantee:Adalgisa Rodrigues de Andrade
Support type: Program for Research on Bioenergy (BIOEN) - Regular Program Grants