Chitosan matrices modified with carbon nanotubes for use in mediated microbial biosensing

Demirkol D. , TİMUR S.

MICROCHIMICA ACTA, vol.173, pp.537-542, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 173
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00604-011-0596-1
  • Title of Journal : MICROCHIMICA ACTA
  • Page Numbers: pp.537-542


We describe a microbial sensor based on Pseudomonas fluorescens cells that was prepared by modifying graphite electrodes with chitosan and carbon nanotubes. Chronoamperometry was performed at +0.3 V in the presence of hexacyanoferrate as a mediator and revealed a good response to glucose which is linear in the 1.0 to 5.0 mM concentration range. Linearity was defined by the equation of y = 102.120x-13.279 (R (2) = 0.998) (y shows current density as and x shows glucose concentration in mM). The effect of the CNTs on the response was compared to that of electrodes made without CNTs.