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Biosensor based on interpenetrated polymer network of alginic acid and poly(1-vinylimidazole )

Kartal, Müjgan
A new proton conductor polymer was prepared using alginic acid (AA) and poly (1-vinylimidazole) (PVI). The polymer network was obtained by mixing AA and PVI at various stoichiometric ratios, x (molar ratio of the monomer repeat units). The AA/PVI network was characterized by elemental analysis (EA) and FT-IR spectroscopy. Potential use of this network in enzyme immobilization was studied. Enzyme entrapped polymer networks (EEPN) were produced by immobilizing invertase and tyrosinase (PPO) in the AA/PVI network. Additionally, the maximum reaction rate (Vmax) and Michaelis-Menten constant (Km) were investigated for the immobilized invertase and enzymes. Also, temperature and pH optimization, operational stability and shelf life of the polymer network were examined.