Hydrophilic porous carbon with tailored nanostructure and its sensitive hydrogen peroxide biosensor
Bao, Shu Juan
Guo, Chun Xian
Li, Chang Ming
Date of Issue2012
School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
A microwave irradiation approach is used to prepare a novel hydrophilic porous carbon with a large specific surface area of 1040 m2 g−1 and uniform pore size distribution. In particular, the nanostructure can be tailored by changing microwave treatment time. As an application demonstration, the hydrophilic porous carbon is immobilized with protein haemoglobin for a hydrogen peroxide biosensor, showing higher direct electron transfer rate of haemoglobin for much higher sensitivity (0.15 mA mM−1) and lower detection limit (0.22 μM) over reported works.
© 2012 The Royal Society of Chemistry.