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Electrocatalytic reduction of oxygen by bilirubin oxidase in hydrophobic ionic liquids containing a small quantity of water

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Electrocatalytic reduction of oxygen by bilirubin oxidase in hydrophobic ionic liquids containing a small quantity of water
Abstract

We have examined a direct electron transfer reaction of bilirubin oxidase (BOD) at a gold nanoparticle (AuNP) electrode in the mixtures of ionic liquid (IL) and water. No catalytic current induced by BOD was observed when neat ILs were used as an electrolyte solution. However, BOD-induced catalytic currents were observed when small quantities of water were added to hydrophobic ILs. The BOD-modified AuNP electrode provided a current density as high as 218 μA cm−2 in 1-(2-hydroxyethyl)-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethane-sulfonyl)imide ([C2OHmim][Tf2N]) containing 7.4 wt% H2O. To investigate the effect of the added water to ILs on the enzymatic activity we compared the physicochemical properties of the IL/H2O mixtures. There was a certain relation between the water activity (aW) of the IL/H2O mixtures and the current density of BOD. The BOD was confirmed to catalyze the four-electron reduction of O2 to H2O in the [C2OHmim][Tf2N]/H2O mixture by the data with cyclic voltammetry measurements using a rotating ring-disk electrode.

Graphical abstractFigure optionsDownload full-size imageDownload high-quality image (154 K)Download as PowerPoint slideHighlights► Bilirubin oxidase (BOD) maintains its catalytic activity in less polar ILs that contain small quantity of water. ► Some proteins prefer hydrophilic ILs containing water, however, BOD prefers hydrophobic ones. ► This is comprehended to be the different role of water molecules in ILs. ► For the electron transfer reaction, BOD requires the hydrogen bonded water molecules in the protein. ► In the hydrophilic ILs, water molecules were all interacted with ions and have little effect on the direct electron transfer for BOD.

Keywords
Ionic liquid; Multicopper oxidase; Bioelectrochemistry; Biofuel cell; Enzymatic activity; Water activity
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Catalysis Today - Volume 200, 1 February 2013, Pages 49–53
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Catalysis
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