The main goal of this project is aiming to develop novel bioelectrocatalytic materials for application in manufacture of sensors and biosensors with enhanced characteristics and working parameters. This goal will be achieved by using different technological strategies aiming to examine compatibility of different materials used in production of nanocomposites such as, conductive polymers, enzymes and metal nanoclusters. Polymer supported metal nanoclusters (PSMNC) will be prepared by using Solid-Phase-Incorporated-Reagents (SPHINER) technique, which consists in incorporation of reagents capable to chemically fix metal ions or complexes in the solid phase. PSMNC are able to provide a direct connection between polymerimmobilised enzyme and electrode surface and, therefore, to enhance the analytic response and sensibility of the biosensor due to improved electron transfer. The other advantage of this technique in preparation of composite materials consists in the ease of control of their composition. The optimal composition of metals mixture (alloy electrocatalysts) and the polymeric supports will be determined by using combinatorial analytic methods permitting to rapidly analyse a wide spectrum of polymer-metal composites to obtain material with maximal biocatalytic activity. The transfer of this technology to the industry is expected to be realised through the construction of disposable sensors by using screen-printing technology
|Effective start/end date
|1/12/03 → 30/11/06
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