Keiichi Kaneto

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A novel amperometric biosensor based on polypyrrole (PPy) nanotube array deposited on a Pt plated nano-porous alumina substrate and its performances are described. Glucose oxidase (GOx) enzyme was selected as the model enzyme in this study. Commercially available nano-porous alumina discs were used to fabricate electrodes in order to study the feasibility(More)
An amperometric biosensor has been developed for the quantitative determination of urea in aqueous solution. The principle is based on the use of pH-sensitive redox active dissolved hematein molecule. The enzyme, urease (Urs), was covalently immobilized on a conducting copolymer poly (N-3-aminopropyl pyrrole-co-pyrrole) film, electrochemically prepared onto(More)
Cholesterol oxidase (ChOx) has been covalently immobilized onto 1-fluoro-2-nitro-4-azidobenzene (FNAB) modified poly-(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) self-assembled monolayer (SAM) onto gold coated glass plates. These ChOx/FNAB/P3HT/Au bio-electrodes have been characterized using contact angle (CA) measurements, UV-vis spectroscopy, electrochemical impedance(More)
Conducting polymers show an electrochemomechanical deformation (ECMD), which is able to be utilized as soft actuators. A tubular linear actuator of polypyrrole film is fabricated and the characteristics are examined. The film was electrochemically prepared on an acryl resin rod in an aqueous electrolyte solution of pyrrole and dodecylbenzensulfonic acid(More)
Artificial muscles based on an electrochemomechanical strain (ECMS) in conducting polymers, namely polypyrrole (PPy) film, have been studied from viewpoints of training, fatigue and aging by repeat cycles under tensile loads. ECMS was approximately 2% in a saline solution, resulting from both insertion and exclusion of Na(+) with solvated water molecules as(More)
Langmuir-Blodgett films of poly(3-hexyl thiophene) have been prepared by simultaneous entrapment of glucose oxidase and transferred onto the indium-tin-oxide coated glass plates. The films have been characterized by FTIR spectroscopy and detailed response studies have been performed with respect to glucose concentration, temperature, and storage time. These(More)
The pH dependencies of electrochemomechanical deformation (ECMD) including the cyclic voltammetry and the expansion ratio in conducting polymers, polyaniline (PANI), and poly(o-methoxyaniline) film were studied to elucidate the mechanisms. It was found that the ECMD is governed by the conformational change of polymer structure as well as the insertion of(More)