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Novel electrochemical sensing of galactose using GalOxNPs/CHIT modified pencil graphite electrode
- Sharma, Mamta, Yadav, Pooja, Sharma, Minakshi
- Carbohydrate research 2019 v.483 pp. 107749
- Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, biosensors, carbon electrodes, chitosan, detection limit, electrochemistry, galactose, galactose oxidase, nanocomposites, nanoparticles, scanning electron microscopy, storage quality
- For the construction of galactose biosensor, chitosan was electropolymerised onto the pencil graphite electrode. This chitosan modified pencil graphite electrode acts as good matrix for immobilization of enzyme nanoparticles of galactose oxidase. Development of this nanocomposite was further confirmed by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy. The presence of chitosan makes the present galactose biosensor more efficient, reproducible and stable. The sensitivity was reported 7 × 10−3 mA/mM/cm2 with linear range from 0.05 to 25 mM and better detection limit of 0.05 mM. When the solution of galactose was spiked with 0.5 mM and 1 mM, the analytical recoveries were found 98.6% and 97.6%. A better storage stability was achieved (90days) when compared to earlier reported biosensors.