A biosensor for determination of organophosphorus pesticide based on the acetylcholinesterase and multi-wall carbon nanotubes modified electrode is fabricated.Under the optimal conditions,the chronoamperometric current at +0.70V(vs.SCE) increased linearly with the concentration of malathion in the range from 6.0×10-10 to 6.0×10-9 mol·L-1 with a detection limit of 1.0×10-10 mol·L-1.The recoveries of malathion in lake water is 97% to 105% determinated by this method.


biosensors, carbon nanotube, malathion, organophosphorus pesticide, acetylcholinesterase

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