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The effect of calcium ions on the electrocatalytic oxidation of NADH by poly(aniline)-poly(vinylsulfonate) and poly(aniline)-poly(styrenesulfonate) modified electrodes

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Abstract

Addition of Ca2+ ions increases the electrocatalytic response towards NADH at poly(aniline)–poly(vinylsulfonate) and poly(aniline)–poly(styrenesulfonate) modified electrodes by up to 12 and 25 times, respectively. This enhancement effect is reproducible and reversible. Measurement of the amount of charge passed through the polymer film in the presence of Ca2+ indicates a correlation between the total amount of Ca2+ incorporated within the polymer film and the magnitude of the enhancement of the electrocatalytic current for NADH oxidation at the polymer film. In addition, 31P-NMR studies show that the amount of NADH bound within the poly(aniline) film is increased significantly when Ca2+ is present. These results suggest that the enhancement of the NADH oxidation current at poly(aniline) modified electrodes caused by Ca2+ is due to an increase in the partition of NADH into the polymer film and/or an increase in the binding affinity of the polymer for NADH.

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The article was received on 04 Oct 2002, accepted on 06 Dec 2002 and first published on 19 Dec 2002


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B209702H
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2003,5, 588-593
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    The effect of calcium ions on the electrocatalytic oxidation of NADH by poly(aniline)-poly(vinylsulfonate) and poly(aniline)-poly(styrenesulfonate) modified electrodes

    C. Toh, P. N. Bartlett, N. Mano, F. Aussenac, A. Kuhn and E. J. Dufourc, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2003, 5, 588
    DOI: 10.1039/B209702H

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