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Effect of carbon black functionalization on the analytical performance of a tyrosinase biosensor based on glassy carbon electrode modified with dihexadecylphosphate film

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Ibanez-Redina, Gisela [1, 2] ; Silva, Tiago Almeida [1] ; Vicentini, Fernando Campanha [3] ; Fatibello-Filho, Orlando [1]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Chem, BR-13560970 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Sao Carlos Inst Phys, BR-13566390 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Ctr Nat Sci, BR-18290000 Buri, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Enzyme and Microbial Technology; v. 116, p. 41-47, SEP 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 11

Carbon Black (CB) has acquired a prominent position as a carbon nanomaterial for the development of electrochemical sensors and biosensors due to its low price and extraordinary electrochemical and physical properties. These properties are highly dependent on the surface chemistry and thus, the effect of functionalization has been widely studied for different applications. Meanwhile, the influence of CB functionalization over its properties for electroanalytical applications is still being poorly explored. In this study, we describe the use of chemically functionalized CB Vulcan XC 72R for the development of sensitive electrochemical biosensors. The chemical pre-treatment increased the material wettability by raising the concentration of surface oxygenated functional groups verified from elemental analysis and FTIR measurements. In addition, it was observed an enhancement of almost 100-fold on the electron transfer rate constant (k(0)) related to unfunctionalized CB, confirming a remarkable improvement of the electrocatalytic properties. Finally, we constructed a Tyrosinase (Tyr) biosensor based on functionalized CB and dihexadecylphosphate (DHP) for the determination of catechol in water samples. The resulting device displayed an excellent stability with a limit of detection of 8.7 x 10(-8) MOI L-1 and a sensitivity of 539 mA mol(-1) L. Our results demonstrate that functionalized CB provides an excellent platform for biosensors development. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/13312-5 - Development and application of carbon and nanoparticles base electrodes for the determination of species of interest in different matrices
Grantee:Orlando Fatibello Filho
Support type: Regular Research Grants