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Author Subrahmanyam, S. ♦ Kodandapani, N. ♦ Shanmugam, K. ♦ Moovarkumuthalvan, K. ♦ Jeyakumar, D. ♦ Subramanian, T. V.
Source CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute
Content type Text
Publisher WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2001
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Chemistry & allied sciences ♦ Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations ♦ Applied physics
Subject Keyword Electrodics and Electrocatalysis
Abstract Electrochemical biosensors have become very important tools in analytical chemistry because of their advantages like accuracy, high sensitivity and easy handling. This article describes electrochemical detection of acetic acid based on the fungus Fusarium solani. The biosensor employed for the study of assimilation of substrates was fabricated by coupling the immobilized membrane with the DO probe using dialysis tubing. A microbial dispersion containing 0.2 g of wet weight of the organisms per mL was used for immobilization upon cellulose nitrate membrane. The membrane retaining the fungus was placed on the Teflon membrane of the oxygen electrode so that the fungus was trapped between the two membranes. The linear range was found to be between 2 and 70 ppm (v v) of acetic acid. A polypropylene net increases the lifetime of the sensor due to its retention of humidity in the net. By dipping the electrochemical probe onto buffer (pH 7.2), the sensor was found to have an extended lifetime of 120 days with about 800 determinations
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2001-01-01
Journal PeerReviewed