- Chen, Tao and Chang, Debby P. and Liu, Ting and Desikan, Ramya and Datar, Ram and Thundat, Thomas and Berger, Ruediger and Zauscher, Stefan, Glucose-responsive polymer brushes for microcantilever sensing,
JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY, vol. 20 no. 17
pp. 3391-3395 [doi] .
(last updated on 2011/08/19)
Glucose responsive polymer brushes were synthesized on gold substrates and microcantilever arrays. The response properties of these brushes were evaluated by exposing them to different glucose concentrations for a range of pH values. This work demonstrates the potential for polymer brush-functionalized micromechanical cantilevers as glucose detectors. Furthermore, the work demonstrates that stimulus-responsive polymer brushes on micromechanical cantilevers have a significantly larger bending response due to glucose binding compared with self-assembled monolayers.