Accession Number : AD0696097

Title :   THE USE OF AN ELECTRON CARRIER SYSTEM OF NH4Cl-CusO4 AS A BIOCHEMICAL REACTION CELL,

Corporate Author : EMMANUEL COLL BOSTON MASS ORIENTAL SCIENCE RESEARCH LIBRARY

Personal Author(s) : Mizuguchi,Jun ; Suzuki,Shuichi ; Kashiwaya,Kentaro

Report Date : OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : A biological electron carrier system has been analyzed as aspects of anode and cathode reactions of a biochemical reaction cell. The p-benzoquinone-hydroquinone redox system, whose catalytic properties are similar to laccase, was treated as the cathode portion of a fuel cell. The ammonium chloride-copper sulphate system was found to be as effective as laccase in the oxidation of hydroquinone by aeration. The cathode potential of the combined p-benzoquinone-hydroquinone and ammonium chloride-copper sulphate aerated system was +0.2 V(vs. normal hydrogen electrode) at 1.25 mA/sq. cm. The electron carrier system consisting of ammonium chloride-copper sulphate and p-benzoquinone-hydroquinone showed the same effects as the laccase and p-benzoquinone-hydroquionone systems. Both may be interpreted as cathode reactions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FUEL CELLS, *BIOCHEMISTRY), (*QUINONES, FUEL CELLS), SULFATES, CATHODES(ELECTROLYTIC CELL), OXIDATION REDUCTION REACTIONS, AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS, COPPER COMPOUNDS, CATALYSTS, ENZYMES, JAPAN

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE