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Hybrid enzymatic and organic catalyst cascade for enhanced complete oxidation of ethanol in an electrochemical micro-reactor device

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Franco, Jefferson Honorio [1, 2] ; Klunder, Kevin J. [1] ; Russell, Victoria [1] ; de Andrade, Adalgisa R. [2] ; Minteer, Shelley D. [1]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Univ Utah, Dept Chem, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 - USA
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Philosophy Sci & Letters Ribeirao Preto, Dept Chem, BR-14040901 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Electrochimica Acta; v. 331, JAN 20 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0

This work combines an organic oxidation catalyst, 4-amino-TEMPO (TEMPO-NH2), and a recombinant enzyme, oxalate decarboxylase (OxDc) to create a hybrid catalytic system able to catalyze complete ethanol electrooxidation. The catalyst system was coupled with a novel small scale electrolysis cell utilizing polycaprolactone (PCL) and carbon composite electrodes for bulk electrolysis. Electrochemical measurements and product detection by nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR) after 12 h of electrolysis have shown for the first time that an organic catalyst and decarboxylase enzyme can oxidize ethanol to carbon dioxide at acidic pH. The success presented here, coupling a hybrid organic catalyst/ enzymatic system to simple carbon composites, has potential value for selective alcohol oxidation and is promising for a wide array of applications, including biosensors, environmental monitoring, and biofuel cells. (c) 2019 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (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