Conductometric enzyme biosensors based on natural zeolite clinoptilolite for urea determination


Saiapina O. Y. , Pyeshkova V. M. , Soldatkin O. O. , Melnik V. G. , AKATA KURÇ B., Walcarius A., ...More

MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING C-MATERIALS FOR BIOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS, vol.31, no.7, pp.1490-1497, 2011 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.msec.2011.06.003
  • Journal Name: MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING C-MATERIALS FOR BIOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1490-1497
  • Keywords: Clinoptilolite, Urease, Conductometric biosensors, Urea detection, MODIFIED ELECTRODES, ELECTROCATALYTIC OXIDATION, VOLTAMMETRIC DETERMINATION, ELECTROCHEMICAL RESPONSE, ASCORBIC-ACID, ION-EXCHANGE, ACCUMULATION, AMMONIUM

Abstract

Highly sensitive conductometric urea biosensors were developed by exploiting the successful combination of ammonium-sieving and ion exchange properties of clinoptilolite, with a unique biorecognition capacity of urease. To optimize the performance of urea biosensors based on clinoptilolite, the dependences of their analytical signals on pH, buffer capacity and ionic strength of phosphate buffer solution (PBS) were studied. Optimum pH for urea biosensors was found within the range of pH 6.0-7.0. The dependences of biosensors responses on buffer capacity and ionic strength of PBS were of the same profile as those obtained for the urea biosensor which was not modified with clinoptilolite.