Molecular imprinted polymer functionalized carbon nanotube sensors for detection of saccharides

Badhulika, Sushmee and Mulchandani, A (2015) Molecular imprinted polymer functionalized carbon nanotube sensors for detection of saccharides. Applied Physics Letters, 107 (093107). pp. 1-5. ISSN 0003-6951

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In this work, we report the synthesis and fabrication of an enzyme-free sugar sensor based on molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) on the surface of single walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs). Electropolymerization of 3-aminophenylboronic acid (3-APBA) in the presence of 10 M d-fructose and fluoride at neutral pH conditions resulted in the formation of a self-doped, molecularly imprinted conducting polymer (MICP) via the formation of a stable anionic boronic ester complex between poly(aniline boronic acid) and d-fructose. Template removal generated binding sites on the polymer matrix that were complementary to d-fructose both in structure, i.e., shape, size, and positioning of functional groups, thus enabling sensing of d-fructose with enhanced affinity and specificity over non-MIP based sensors. Using carbon nanotubes along with MICPs helped to develop an efficient electrochemical sensor by enhancing analyte recognition and signal generation. These sensors could be regenerated and used multiple times unlike conventional affinity based biosensors which suffer from physical and chemical stability.

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Item Type: Article
Subjects: Others > Nanotechnology
Divisions: Department of Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2015 04:52
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