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Sensors and Materials,
Volume 27, Number 7 (2015)

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pp. 539-548
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https://doi.org/10.18494/SAM.2015.1137
Published: August 11, 2015

Fabrication and Characterization of Titanium Dioxide-Cellulose Composite and Its Urea Biosensing Behavior [PDF]

Kafy Abdullahil, Mohammad Maniruzzaman, Byung-Woo Kang and Jaehwan Kim

(Received January 15, 2015; Accepted April 30, 2015)

Keywords: cellulose, titanium dioxide, composite, urea, biosensor

In this paper, the fabrication of a titanium dioxide (TiO2)-cellulose composite and its urea biosensing behavior are reported. TiO2 nanoparticles were blended with the cellulose solution prepared by dissolving cotton pulp with a lithium chloride/N,N-dimethylacetamide solvent, and a TiO2-cellulose composite was fabricated. The enzyme urease was immobilized into the composite by using a physical adsorption method. The developed urea biosensor is highly sensitive at urea concentrations lower than 10 mM, whereas it maintains a linear response up to a urea concentration of 50 mM. The TiO2-cellulose composite is a potential candidate urea biosensor, which is inexpensive, flexible, and disposable.

Corresponding author: Jaehwan Kim


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Kafy Abdullahil, Mohammad Maniruzzaman, Byung-Woo Kang and Jaehwan Kim, Fabrication and Characterization of Titanium Dioxide-Cellulose Composite and Its Urea Biosensing Behavior, Sens. Mater., Vol. 27, No. 7, 2015, p. 539-548.


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