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Microcapsules as optical biosensors

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Nanoengineered capsules hold promise as carriers for optical sensing reagents, providing a wall of separation between the environment and the encapsulated probes, while allowing access to small molecule analytes. Examples of prototype biosensors have demonstrated the potential to stably entrap macromolecular luminescent sensing components within polyelectrolyte microcapsules and observe reversible reactions with target species.

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The article was received on 28 Apr 2010, accepted on 27 May 2010 and first published on 30 Jun 2010

Article type: Highlight
DOI: 10.1039/C0JM01251C
J. Mater. Chem., 2010,20, 8189-8193

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    Microcapsules as optical biosensors

    M. McShane and D. Ritter, J. Mater. Chem., 2010, 20, 8189
    DOI: 10.1039/C0JM01251C

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