Glucose-responsive polymer brushes for microcantilever sensing

TitleGlucose-responsive polymer brushes for microcantilever sensing
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsT Chen, DP Chang, T Liu, R Desikan, R Datar, T Thundat, R Berger, and S Zauscher
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Start Page3391
Pagination3391 - 3395
Date Published06/2010

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.

Short TitleJournal of Materials Chemistry