Jump to main content
Jump to site search
Access to RSC content Close the message box

Continue to access RSC content when you are not at your institution. Follow our step-by-step guide.

Issue 71, 2014
Previous Article Next Article

Electrochemiluminescent swimmers for dynamic enzymatic sensing

Author affiliations


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.

Graphical abstract: Electrochemiluminescent swimmers for dynamic enzymatic sensing

Back to tab navigation

Supplementary files

Article information

28 May 2014
24 Jun 2014
First published
24 Jun 2014

Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 10202-10205
Article type
Author version available

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

Social activity

Search articles by author