Use of ferrocene derivative for electrochemical prevention of marine biofouling

M. Okochi, N. Nakamura, Tadashi Matsunaga

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Ferrocene derivative was used for electrochemical disinfection of the marine gram-negative bacterium Vibrio alginolyticus. When cyclic voltammetry was carried out at a scan rate of 20 mV/s at 25°C in seawater (pH 8.0) containing 0.25 mM ferrocene monocarboxylic acid (FCA) and 3.2 × 1011 cells/ml of V. alginolyticus, using basal-plane pyrolytic graphite electrode, an electrocatalytic oxidation wave was observed at 0.3 V versus saturated calomel electrode (SCE). Results show that ferrocene derivatives such as FCA can be used for electrochemical prevention of marine biofouling. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)164-167
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Marine Biotechnology
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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