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Photosystem II (PSII) modified gold electrodes have been prepared providing mediatorless electron transport on the basis of electrodeposited conductive layer poly-mercapto-p-benzoquinone (polySBQ). Such electrodes are suitable in construction of biosensors for PSII inhibiting herbicides. PolySBQ layer was synthesized on(i)screen-printed gold electrodes and(ii)gold microelectrodes in an array on silicon substrate,by electrochemical-oxidation of sulpho-p-benzoquinone (SBQ) at +650 mV versus Ag/AgCl. The basic properties of polySBQ layer were characterized using linear sweep voltammetry and atomic force microscopy (AFM). The typical redox response for quinones was observed. The optimal length of the polymer providing direct electron transfer (DET) was found to be very close to 30 nm.PSII particles isolated from the thermophilic cyanobacteria Synechococcus bigranulatus were physically adsorbed on …
Publication date: 
15 Dec 2005

J Maly, J Masojidek, A Masci, M Ilie, E Cianci, V Foglietti, W Vastarella, R Pilloton

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Volume: 21 Issue: 6 Pages: 923-932
Biosensors and Bioelectronics