Blood metabolite strongly suppresses motion of electrochemically deposited catalytic self-propelled microjet engines

Hong Wang, Guanjia Zhao, Martin Pumera

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Abstract

Potential applications of self-propelled catalytic microjet engines in biomedical fields require the ability of microjets to perform tasks in various media, particularly in blood. Here, we show uric acid, a metabolite which is present in blood at a relatively low concentration, acts as a fuel stabilizer and radical scavenger that dramatically reduces the mobility of electrodeposited microjets. These findings would provide significant reference for the development of biomedical applications of electrodeposited microjets.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)128-130
Number of pages3
JournalElectrochemistry Communications
Volume38
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrochemistry

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