Highly sensitive microbiosensor for creatinine based on the combination of inactive polypyrrole with polyion complexes

Tetsuya Osaka, Shinichi Komaba, Akio Amano

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Potentiometric creatinine microsensors were fabricated by use of a composite film consisting of polyion complex (PIC) which contains creatinine iminohydrolase (CIH), and the electrochemically inactive polypyrrole (iPPy). The PPy/PIC-CIH composite film electrode displayed potential response to creatinine concentration owing to a pH change occurring during the enzymatic reaction. The sensitivity was varied by using different polyions of the PIC. With poly-L-lysine and sebacic acid, the iPPy/PIC-CIH electrode demonstrated a high sensitivity (29.8 mV decade-1) and a low detection limit (1 × 10-6 mol dm-3), which allow one to monitor creatinine concentration in the physiological range.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)406-408
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Electrochemical Society
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Feb


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electrochemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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