Fabrication of a Novel Polymeric Scaffold for Amperometric Laccase Biosensor

Soylemez, Saniye
Bekmezci, Aybüke
Göker, Seza
Toppare, Levent Kamil
Present work displays the preparation of an electrochemical biosensor using a conjugated polymer and laccase enzyme for catechol quantification in samples. The biosensing system is based on an enzyme immobilization on polymer modified graphite transducer surface. For that purpose, a random conjugated polymer, thienothiophene-benzoxadiazole-alt-benzodithiophene (BOTT), was coated onto a graphite electrode surface via drop casting method followed by immobilization of a biomolecule (laccase) for sensing experiments. Herein, for the first time, we proposed a BOTT polymer as an inexpensive and effective way to fabricate highly sensitive and fast response biosensors. The proposed sensing system possessed superior properties with 0.38 mu M limit of detection and 110.81 mu AmM-1 sensitivity. Furthermore, cyclic voltammetry and scanning electron microscopy techniques were used to examine the surface modifications. The proposed system could be useful for many future studies for catechol quantification in environmental samples.(c) 2019 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2019


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S. Soylemez, A. Bekmezci, S. Göker, and L. K. Toppare, “Fabrication of a Novel Polymeric Scaffold for Amperometric Laccase Biosensor,” JOURNAL OF POLYMER SCIENCE PART A-POLYMER CHEMISTRY, pp. 2333–2339, 2019, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/35822.