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    Oxidation and photo-induced oxidation of glucose at a polyaniline film modified by copper particles

    Farrell, Sinéad T. and Breslin, Carmel B. (2004) Oxidation and photo-induced oxidation of glucose at a polyaniline film modified by copper particles. Electrochimica Acta, 49 (25). pp. 4497-4503. ISSN 0013-4686

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    The oxidation and photo-induced oxidation of glucose at a copper-dispersed polyaniline film was studied in an alkaline hydroxide solution. It was found that the copper-dispersed polyaniline electrode was capable of oxidizing glucose at potentials between 0.2 and 0.75 V/(Ag|AgCl), with the rate of oxidation being higher than that observed at a bulk copper electrode. On irradiation of the composite with polychromatic UV light, a further increase in the rate of the glucose oxidation reaction was observed. Formate was identified as the main product of the glucose oxidation reaction under both light and dark conditions using Full-size image (<1 K) NMR spectrometry. This suggests that illumination does not alter significantly the reaction pathway.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Glucose; Polyaniline; Copper; Oxidation; Photo-oxidation;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Chemistry
    Item ID: 7931
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    Depositing User: Dr. Carmel Breslin
    Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2017 16:37
    Journal or Publication Title: Electrochimica Acta
    Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
    Refereed: Yes
    Funders: Daniel O’Connell Postgraduate Fellowship, Enterprise Ireland (EI)
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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