Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering

, Volume 42, Issue 2, pp 279–290 | Cite as

Biomimetic oxidase sensor based on functionalized surface of carbon nanotubes and iron prophyrins for catechol detection

  • Zou BinEmail author
  • Chu Yanhong
  • Xia JiaojiaoEmail author
Research Paper


A novel and highly stable biomimetic oxidase sensor system was designed for catehol detection. FePP used as biomimetic horseradish peroxidase (HRP) was immobilized onto modified multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs). Functional groups such as –OH, –NH2 and –COOH were introduced onto the surface of MWCNTs to provide biomimetic microenvironment for iron porphyrins (FePP). Stable biomimetic enzyme electrode has been developed to detect catechol as a simple, economical and efficient method. At optimal condition, the detection limit of OH-MWCNTs/FePP/Nafion was 3.754 × 10− 6 M. After stored at − 4 °C for 35 days, the oxidation current value still maintained 98.3% of initial activity. In repetitive nature test, relative standard deviation (RSD) of oxidation current remained within 1.0% after ten consecutive measurements in the same concentration of catechol solution, while most of reported oxidase sensor was within 2.0% under the same condition.


Enzyme electrode Surface modification Carbon nanotubes Catechol Biomimetic enzyme 



The work was funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 21406093), the Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu province (BK20140529), Key University Science Research Project of Jiangsu Province (14KJB530001), China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (2014M550271), and the Project Funded by the Priority Academic Program Development of Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Food and Biological EngineeringJiangsu UniversityZhenjiangChina

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