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A biofuel cell in non-aqueous solution

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We report the first example of a biofuel cell operating in organic solvents. The cell utilises glucose oxidase and bilirubin oxidase immobilised on nanoporous gold. The power output of the cell decreases with increasing solvent hydrophobicity in the alcohols, methanol (MeOH), ethanol (EtOH), 1-propanol (PrOH), 1-butanol (BuOH) and 1-pentanol (PeOH).

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The article was received on 12 Jun 2015, accepted on 30 Jun 2015 and first published on 30 Jun 2015

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04888E
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Chem. Commun., 2015,51, 13478-13480

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    A biofuel cell in non-aqueous solution

    X. Xiao and E. Magner, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 13478
    DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04888E

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