Glucose-responsive polymer brushes for microcantilever sensing

Tao Chen, Debby P. Chang, Ting Liu, Ramya Desikan, Ram Datar, Thomas Thundat, Rüdiger Berger, Stefan Zauscher

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3391-3395
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Issue number17
StatePublished - 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Chemistry


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