Carbon nanotube composite electrodes for biofuel cells

Hongfei Jia, Xueyan Zhao, Jungbae Kim, Ping Wang

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Abstract

Applications of biofuel cells are largely restricted by their low power output density, to which the performance of the biocatalysts in terms of activity, stability and electrical conductivity is the limiting factor in most cases. To address those issues, researchers have demonstrated substantial interests in recent years in nanostructured biocatalysts. By tailoring the surrounding environments of enzymes, people can develop 'nanobiocatalysts' with much improved stability and efficiency. In this chapter, the construction and use of composite electrodes based on enzyme-carbon nanotubes- NafionR for glucose-O2 biofuel cell will be examined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBiomolecular Catalysis
Subtitle of host publicationNanoscale Science and Technology
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
Pages273-288
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9780841274150
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 23 2008

Publication series

NameACS Symposium Series
Volume986
ISSN (Print)0097-6156
ISSN (Electronic)1947-5918

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