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Hybrid catalyst cascade architecture enhancement for complete ethanol electrochemical oxidation

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Franco, Jefferson Honorio [1] ; Aquino Neto, Sidney [1] ; Hickey, David P. [2, 3] ; Minteer, Shelley D. [2, 3] ; de Andrade, Adalgisa R. [1]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Filosofia Ciencias & Letras Ribeirao Preto, Dept Quim, Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Utah, Dept Chem, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 - USA
[3] Univ Utah, Dept Mat Sci & Engn, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 - USA
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: BIOSENSORS & BIOELECTRONICS; v. 121, p. 281-286, DEC 15 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 4

MWCNT-COOH, TEMPO-modified linear poly(ethylenimine), and alcohol (ADH) and aldehyde (AldDH) dehydrogenase immobilization on electrode surfaces yields a hybrid, tri-catalytic architecture that can catalyze complete ethanol electro-oxidation. The chromatographic results obtained for the tri-catalytic hybrid electrode system show that ethanol is totally oxidized to CO2 after 12 h of electrolysis, confirming that organic oxidation catalysts combined with enzymatic catalysts enable collection of up to 12 electrons from ethanol. The Faradaic efficiency lies above 60% for all of the electrode systems investigated herein. Overall, this study illustrates that surface-immobilized, polymer hydrogel-based hybrid multi-catalytic systems exhibit high oxidation rates and constitute a simple methodology with useful application in the development of enzymatic biofuel cells. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 17/20431-7 - Development of hybrid enzymatic cascade to produce an efficient ethanol/O2 biofuel cell
Grantee:Jefferson Honorio Franco
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral