The improvement of glucose bioelectrocatalytic properties of platinum electrodes modified with electrospun TiO2nanofibers

Hao Tang, Feng Yan, Qidong Tai, Helen L.W. Chan

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Pt electrodes have been modified with electrospun titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanofibers with controllable densities for electrochemical detection. The TiO2 nanofiber/Pt electrodes show excellent electrocatalytic activity to electro-oxidation of hydrogen peroxide and the response current density to an addition of hydrogen peroxide is 30% higher than that for a Pt electrode. Glucose oxidase (GOx) molecules have been effectively immobilized on the surface of the TiO2nanofibers and the resulted chitosan/GOx/TiO2nanofiber/Pt electrodes with a optimum density of nanofibers exhibit excellent glucose bioelectrocatalytic performance including good amperometric current response (9.25μAcm-2mM-1), short response time (10 s) and low detection limit (0.01 mM).Wehave found that the nanofibers modified on the Pt electrode improved the sensitivity of theenzymeelectrode to glucose for 2.7 times and extended the detection limit by one order of magnitude in comparison with flat Pt electrodes. It is expected that electrodes modified with electrospun TiO2nanofibers will find more promising applications in high performance electrochemical biosensors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1646-1651
Number of pages6
JournalBiosensors and Bioelectronics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2010


  • Bioelectrocatalysis
  • Electrospinning
  • Glucose
  • Glucose oxidase

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biophysics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Electrochemistry

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