Electron Transfer at Biological Interfaces

  • Agnes Rejou-Michel
  • M. Ahsan Habib
  • John O’M. Bockris


The electron transfer rates were electrochemically measured across the manifested bio-membrane-solution interface. Three or five layers of lipid membranes (dipalmitoyl phosphatidylcholine with or without gramicidin) were formed on the metal substrate (gold, platinum or tin dioxide) and were brought into contact with aqueous solution containing redox ions (Q/H2Q). Tafel line characteristics with biolipid-gramicidin were radically different from those of the biolipid (which resembled those on the substrate).

It was concluded that electron exchange occurred between the protein containing membrane surface and the redox system in solution.


Electron Transfer Gold Electrode Redox Couple Platinum Foil Gold Foil 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Agnes Rejou-Michel
    • 1
  • M. Ahsan Habib
    • 1
  • John O’M. Bockris
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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