Flotation Assembly of Large-Area Ultrathin MWCNT Nanofilms for Construction of Bioelectrodes
AbstractWe report a simple, versatile, and rapid method for the fabrication of optically-transparent large-area carbon nanotube (CNT) films via flotation assembly. After solvent-induced assembly, floating films were transferred to a flat supporting substrate to form conductive and transparent CNT film electrodes. The resulting electrodes, with uniform 40 ± 20 nm multi-walled CNT (MWCNT) layers, were characterized by electrochemical and microscopy methods. The flotation method does not require specialized thin-film instrumentation and avoids the need for surfactants and pre-oxidized CNTs which can hamper electrochemical performance. A proof-of-concept nanostructured bioelectrode demonstrating high sensitivity for glucose was developed with an electropolymerized poly(pyrene-adamantane) layer for host–guest immobilization of active β-cyclodextrin tagged GOx enzymes. The polymer provides pyrene groups for cross-linking to CNTs and pendant adamantane groups for binding the β-cyclodextrin groups of the tagged enzyme. This demonstration offers a new approach for the preparation of stable and transparent CNT film electrodes with attractive electrochemical properties towards future photobio- and bio-electrochemical fuel cells, electrochemical sensors, and electroanalysis. View Full-Text
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Gross, A.J.; Hammond, J.L.; Holzinger, M.; Cosnier, S. Flotation Assembly of Large-Area Ultrathin MWCNT Nanofilms for Construction of Bioelectrodes. Nanomaterials 2017, 7, 342.
Gross AJ, Hammond JL, Holzinger M, Cosnier S. Flotation Assembly of Large-Area Ultrathin MWCNT Nanofilms for Construction of Bioelectrodes. Nanomaterials. 2017; 7(10):342.Chicago/Turabian Style
Gross, Andrew J.; Hammond, Jules L.; Holzinger, Michael; Cosnier, Serge. 2017. "Flotation Assembly of Large-Area Ultrathin MWCNT Nanofilms for Construction of Bioelectrodes." Nanomaterials 7, no. 10: 342.
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