Immobilization strategies and electrochemical evaluation of porous silicon based cytochrome c electrode

Márquez, J. and Cházaro-Ruiz, LF. and Zimányi, László and Palestino, G. (2014) Immobilization strategies and electrochemical evaluation of porous silicon based cytochrome c electrode. ELECTROCHIMICA ACTA, 140. pp. 550-556. ISSN 0013-4686

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Quasi-reversible and direct electrochemistry has been observed at a new electrochemical interface constructed by functionalization of porous silicon microcavities (PSiMc) with either amino (APTES) or mercapto (MPTS) propyltriethoxysilane and the redox protein cytochrome c (cyt c). The high specific surface area, tunable pore size (observed by scanning electron microscopy) and functional surface of PSiMc permitted the infiltration of molecular binders and cyt c into the porous structure. The optical response of PSiMc was evaluated during all modification steps. In all the cases a red shift in the reflectance spectra after substrate modification was observed, indicating the infiltration and immobilization of organic binders and the cyt c protein. Dose-response curves demonstrated that biofunctionalization with APTES followed by glutaraldehyde (GTA) amine activation provides higher amounts of immobilized protein with 4.73 nmol protein/cm2 of etching area compared with 1 nmol protein/cm2 when using MPTS as a molecular binder. Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) also demonstrated the adsorption of the protein within the surface nanostructure. The PSiMc/cyt c hybrid devices showed high electrochemical stability due to the retaining of the protein's redox activity even after several months of its immobilization © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: POROUS SILICON; Cytochrome c; Cyclic voltammetry; biofunctionalization; bioelectrode
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QH Natural history / természetrajz > QH301 Biology / biológia > QH3011 Biochemistry / biokémia
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2014 09:14
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2014 09:14

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