Polypyrrole nanowire-based enzymatic biofuel cells

Jihun Kim, Sung In Kim, Kyung Hwa Yoo

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

35 Citations (Scopus)


Glucose/O2 biofuel cells with an improved power density were developed, using polypyrrole (PPy) nanowires containing glucose oxidase and 8-hydroxyquinoline-5-sulfonic acid hydrate as an anode. The PPy nanowire anode was made by electropolymerizing within the nanopores of an anodized aluminum oxide (AAO) template, and then dissolving the AAO template. The nanowire-type biofuel cell exhibited a higher power density than the film-type biofuel cell by two orders of magnitude; this was likely due to an increase in surface area and enzyme loading. Additionally, we constructed a glucose/O2 biofuel cell covered with a fluidic channel. Biofuel cells with and without a fluidic channel had comparable performance, demonstrating the feasibility of integrated biofuel cells within a fluidic cell.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)350-355
Number of pages6
JournalBiosensors and Bioelectronics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Oct 15

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work has been financially supported by Korea Science and Engineering Foundation through National Core Research Center for Nanomedical Technology (Grant no. R15-20040924-00000-0).

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Biophysics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Electrochemistry


Dive into the research topics of 'Polypyrrole nanowire-based enzymatic biofuel cells'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this