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Biosensors and chemosensors based on the optical responses of polydiacetylenes

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Abstract

Polydiacetylenes (PDAs), a family of conjugated polymers, have very unique electrical and optical properties. Upon environmental stimulation, such as by viruses, proteins, DNAs, metal ions, organic molecules etc., the blue PDAs can undergo a colorimetric transition from blue to red, which is accompanied by a fluorescence enhancement. Since the first report on polymerized diacetylene molecules as sensors of influenza virus, the development of efficient sensory systems based on PDAs continues to be of great interest. This tutorial review highlights the recent advances in bio- and chemo-sensors derived from polydiacetylenes.

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The article was received on 27 Feb 2012 and first published on 08 May 2012


Article type: Tutorial Review
DOI: 10.1039/C2CS35055F
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2012,41, 4610-4630
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    Biosensors and chemosensors based on the optical responses of polydiacetylenes

    X. Chen, G. Zhou, X. Peng and J. Yoon, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2012, 41, 4610
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CS35055F

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