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Biosensing with polydiacetylene materials: structures, optical properties and applications

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Abstract

Polydiacetylene (PDA) materials are used as a platform for detection of biological analytes such as microorganisms, viruses and proteins. The environmentally responsive chromic and emissive properties of the polymer, combined with self-assembled material formats, make these materials particularly attractive for biosensing applications. A variety of approaches have been used in developing these materials and demonstrating their potential for biological detection. In this feature article we describe different PDA material formats, discuss the optical properties that are the basis for signal generation, and review the use of PDA for biosensing.

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The article was received on 12 Mar 2007, accepted on 13 Jun 2007 and first published on 11 Jul 2007


Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/B703691D
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2007,0, 4317-4338
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    Biosensing with polydiacetylene materials: structures, optical properties and applications

    M. A. Reppy and B. A. Pindzola, Chem. Commun., 2007, 0, 4317
    DOI: 10.1039/B703691D

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