Glucose-responsive polymer brushes for microcantilever sensing

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. © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2010.

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Cited Authors

  • Chen, T; Chang, DP; Liu, T; Desikan, R; Datar, R; Thundat, T; Berger, R; Zauscher, S

Published Date

  • 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 20 / 17

Start / End Page

  • 3391 - 3395

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0959-9428

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1039/b925583d

Citation Source

  • SciVal