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Adv Mater. 2013 Mar 20;25(11):1593-7. doi: 10.1002/adma.201204271. Epub 2013 Jan 23.

Conjugated oligoelectrolytes increase power generation in E. coli microbial fuel cells.

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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Center for Polymers and Organic Solids, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93117, USA.

Abstract

A series of conjugated oligoelectrolytes with structural variations is used to stain E. coli. By taking advantage of a high-throughput screening platform that incorporates gold anodes, it is found that MFCs with COE-modified E. coli generate significantly higher power densities, relative to unmodified E. coli. These findings highlight the potential of using water-soluble molecules inspired by the work on organic semiconductors to improve electrode/microbe interfaces.

PMID:
23345125
DOI:
10.1002/adma.201204271
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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