Facile synthesis of Prussian blue nanocubes/silver nanowires network as a water-based ink for the direct screen-printed flexible biosensor chips.

Author(s) Yang, P.; Peng, J.; Chu, Z.; Jiang, D.; Jin, W.
Journal Biosens Bioelectron
Date Published 2017 Jun 15

The large-scale fabrication of nanocomposite based biosensors is always a challenge in the technology commercialization from laboratory to industry. In order to address this issue, we have designed a facile chemical method of fabricated nanocomposite ink applied to the screen-printed biosensor chip. This ink can be derived in the water through the in-situ growth of Prussian blue nanocubes (PBNCs) on the silver nanowires (AgNWs) to construct a composite nanostructure by a facile chemical method. Then a miniature flexible biosensor chip was screen-printed by using the prepared nanocomposite ink. Due to the synergic effects of the large specific surface area, high conductivity and electrocatalytic activity from AgNWs and PBNCs, the as-prepared biosensor chip exhibited a fast response (<3s), a wider linear response from 0.01 to 1.3mM with an ultralow LOD=5µm, and the ultrahigh sensitivities of 131.31 and 481.20µAmM(-1)cm(-2) for the detections of glucose and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), respectively. Furthermore, the biosensor chip exhibited excellent stability, good reproducibility and high anti-interference ability towards physiological substances under a very low working potential of -0.05. Hence, the proposed biosensor chip also showed a promising potential for the application in practical analysis.

DOI 10.1016/j.bios.2016.10.013
ISSN 1873-4235
Citation Biosens Bioelectron. 2017;92:709717.

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