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Issue 23, 2004
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New chemistry on old CDs

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Old compact discs (CDs) have been found to be useful for modern chemical research. Their metal reflective film is suitable for the preparation of high-quality self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) and for electrochemical analysis; pre-grooved polycarbonate base is ideal for the “customized” fabrication of material micro/nanostructures; and the immobilization of biomolecules on CDs, in conjunction with a conventional CD drive, promises to be an inexpensive tool for point-of-care biomedical diagnosis and gene analysis.

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The article was first published on 29 Oct 2004

Article type: Focus
DOI: 10.1039/B412784F
Chem. Commun., 2004, 2633-2636

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    New chemistry on old CDs

    H. Yu, Chem. Commun., 2004, 2633
    DOI: 10.1039/B412784F

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