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Covalent functionalization of few-wall carbon nanotubes by ferrocene derivatives for bioelectrochemical devices

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  • Naoual Allali,

    1. Laboratoire de Chimie Physique et Microbiologie pour l'Environnement, UMR 7564 CNRS–Université de Lorraine, 54602 Villers-les-Nancy, France
    2. Laboratoire de Structure et Réactivité des Systèmes Moléculaires Complexes, UMR 7565 CNRS–Université de Lorraine, 54506 Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy, France
    3. Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Luleå University of Technology, 97187 Luleå, Sweden
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  • Veronika Urbanova,

    1. Laboratoire de Chimie Physique et Microbiologie pour l'Environnement, UMR 7564 CNRS–Université de Lorraine, 54602 Villers-les-Nancy, France
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  • Victor Mamane,

    1. Laboratoire de Structure et Réactivité des Systèmes Moléculaires Complexes, UMR 7565 CNRS–Université de Lorraine, 54506 Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy, France
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  • Jeremy Waldbock,

    1. Laboratoire de Chimie Physique et Microbiologie pour l'Environnement, UMR 7564 CNRS–Université de Lorraine, 54602 Villers-les-Nancy, France
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  • Mathieu Etienne,

    1. Laboratoire de Chimie Physique et Microbiologie pour l'Environnement, UMR 7564 CNRS–Université de Lorraine, 54602 Villers-les-Nancy, France
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  • Martine Mallet,

    1. Laboratoire de Chimie Physique et Microbiologie pour l'Environnement, UMR 7564 CNRS–Université de Lorraine, 54602 Villers-les-Nancy, France
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  • Xavier Devaux,

    1. Insitut Jean Lamour, Department P2M, UMR 7198 CNRS–Université de Lorraine, Ecole des Mines, 54042 Nancy, France
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  • Brigitte Vigolo,

    1. Insitut Jean Lamour, Department CP2S, UMR 7198 CNRS–Université de Lorraine, 54506 Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy, France
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  • Yves Fort,

    1. Laboratoire de Structure et Réactivité des Systèmes Moléculaires Complexes, UMR 7565 CNRS–Université de Lorraine, 54506 Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy, France
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  • Alain Walcarius,

    1. Laboratoire de Chimie Physique et Microbiologie pour l'Environnement, UMR 7564 CNRS–Université de Lorraine, 54602 Villers-les-Nancy, France
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  • Maxime Noël,

    1. Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Luleå University of Technology, 97187 Luleå, Sweden
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  • Alexander V. Soldatov,

    1. Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Luleå University of Technology, 97187 Luleå, Sweden
    2. Department of Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
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  • Edward McRae,

    1. Insitut Jean Lamour, Department CP2S, UMR 7198 CNRS–Université de Lorraine, 54506 Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy, France
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  • Manuel Dossot

    Corresponding author
    1. Laboratoire de Chimie Physique et Microbiologie pour l'Environnement, UMR 7564 CNRS–Université de Lorraine, 54602 Villers-les-Nancy, France
    • Phone: +0033 383 685 249, Fax: +0033 383 275 444
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Abstract

The present work reports the covalent functionalization of few-wall CNTs (FWCNTs) by ferrocene derivatives to (i) improve their dispersion efficiency in water and (ii) graft electroactive chemical groups on their side-walls in order to promote electron transfer to biomolecules. The functionalized CNTs (f-CNTs) are used to modify a glassy carbon electrode and this modified electrode is used for oxidizing the cofactor NADH (dihydronicotinamide adenine dinucleotide).

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