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Electrochemiluminescent swimmers for dynamic enzymatic sensing

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An electrochemiluminescent (ECL) swimmer driven by bipolar electrochemistry is reported for enzymatic glucose sensing. The chemo-mechanical motion is induced by localized hydrogen bubble generation. The concomitant oxidation of the luminophore and of the enzymatically-produced NADH leads to ECL emission with a direct glucose-dependent light intensity. We demonstrate herein the local sensing and reporting of glucose in a concentration gradient explored by the ECL swimmer. Such a dynamic sensing approach combines in a synergetic way the wireless propulsion with the enzymatic selectivity using ECL as a readout method at the level of moving objects.

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The article was received on 28 May 2014, accepted on 24 Jun 2014 and first published on 24 Jun 2014

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04105D
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Citation: Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 10202-10205
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    Electrochemiluminescent swimmers for dynamic enzymatic sensing

    M. Sentic, S. Arbault, B. Goudeau, D. Manojlovic, A. Kuhn, L. Bouffier and N. Sojic, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 10202
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04105D

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