Investigation of oxidoreductase enzyme catalysis in water-ionic liquid (il) solvent mixtures

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The stability and catalytic action of glucose oxidase has been investigated in different water-butyl-methyl imidazolium tetrafluoroborate (BMIM(BF4)) mixtures. A flat amperometric measurement cell was fabricated embedding silver and platinum wires in dental cement. The rate of the enzyme catalyzed reaction was observed amperometrically detecting the hydrogen peroxide produced in the enzyme catalyzed reaction. The arrangement used allowed to carry out one measurement in reaction media volume as small as 12μl. The rate of the enzyme catalyzed reaction decreased by increasing the BMIM(BF4) content of the solvent. The half life of the enzyme, however, was found longer in BMIM(BF4) containing media measured at different temperatures than in aqueous buffer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1734-1745
Number of pages12
JournalAnalytical Letters
Issue number10-11
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2010



  • Amperometry
  • Butyl-methyl imidazolium tetrafluoroborate (bmim(bf))
  • Enzyme activity
  • Ionic liquids
  • Micro size measurement cell

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, medical
  • Electrochemistry

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