An electrochemical biosensor based on a supported polymerized lipid film with incorporated sheep anti-3,3′,4,4′ tetrachlorobiphenyl (PCB congener 77) antibody using flow injection analysis was developed. The polymerized lipid film contained 85% (w/w) dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine (DPPC) and 15% (w/w) dipalmitoylphosphatidic acid (DPPA), methacrylic acid, ethylene glycol dimethacrylate, AIBN and sheep anti-congener 77 antiserum. Congener 77 was injected into flowing carrier electrolyte and the flow stopped to detect the antigen. These membranes gave only a single transient proportional to log [congener 77] from 10−8 to 10−5 M, with a detection limit of ca. 10−8 M. A membrane containing 35% (w/w) DPPA was used to examine regeneration. The maximum number of cycles was about 5. <alternatives> [...] </alternatives>
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