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Development of a Sensor for Acetic Acid Based on Fusarium solani

Subrahmanyam, Sreenath and Kodandapani, Narendran and Shanmugam, Kumaran and Moovarkumuthalvan, Karunakaran and Jeyakumar, D and Subramanian, TV (2001) Development of a Sensor for Acetic Acid Based on Fusarium solani. In: Electronalysis, 13 (15). pp. 1275-1278.

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Electrochemical biosensors have become very important tools in analytical chemistry because of their advantages like accuracy, high sensitivity and easy handling, This article describes electrochemical detection of acetic acid based on the fungus Fusarium solani. The biosensor employed for the study of assimilation of substrates was fabricated by coupling the immobilized membrane with the DO probe using dialysis tubing, A microbial dispersion containing 0.2 g of wet weight of the organisms per mL was used for immobilization upon cellulose nitrate membrane. The membrane retaining the fungus was placed on the Teflon membrane of the oxygen electrode so that the fungus was trapped between the two membranes. The linear range was found to be between 2 and 70 ppm (v/v) of acetic acid. A polypropylene net increases the lifetime of the sensor due to its retention of humidity in the net. By dipping the electrochemical probe onto buffer (pH 7.2), the sensor was found to have an extended lifetime of 120 days with about 800 determinations.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Electronalysis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Keywords: Acetic acid;Biosensors;Fusarium solani;Isolation;Assimilation.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2008 05:33
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:50
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/16003

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