Accession Number:

ADA231115

Title:

Electron Transfer between Glucose Oxidase and Electrodes via Redox Mediators Bound with Flexible Chains to the Enzyme Surface

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 1 Jul 1989-1 Jan 1991,

Corporate Author:

TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN DEPT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

Report Date:

1991-01-11

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

Electrical communication between redox centers of glucose oxidase and vitreous carbon electrodes is established through binding to oligosaccharides, at the periphery of the enzyme, ferrocene functions pendant on flexible chains. Communication is effective when the chains are long 10 bonds, but when the chains are short 5 bonds. When attached to long flexible chains the peripherally bound relays penetrate the enzyme to a sufficient depth to reduce the electron transfer distances between a redox center of the enzyme and the relay and between the relay and electrode, thereby increasing the rate of electron transfer.

Subject Categories:

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE