Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2007, 8(8), 864-883; doi:10.3390/i8080864
Review

Developments in Molecular Recognition and Sensing at Interfaces

Supermolecules Group, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba 305-0044, Japan
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 6 August 2007; Accepted: 20 August 2007 / Published: 22 August 2007
(This article belongs to the Section Molecular Recognition)
PDF Full-text Download PDF Full-Text [3403 KB, uploaded 20 June 2008 16:51 CEST]
Abstract: In biological systems, molecular recognition events occur mostly withininterfacial environments such as at membrane surfaces, enzyme reaction sites, or at theinterior of the DNA double helix. Investigation of molecular recognition at model interfacesprovides great insights into biological phenomena. Molecular recognition at interfaces notonly has relevance to biological systems but is also important for modern applications suchas high sensitivity sensors. Selective binding of guest molecules in solution to hostmolecules located at solid surfaces is crucial for electronic or photonic detection of analytesubstances. In response to these demands, molecular recognition at interfaces has beeninvestigated extensively during the past two decades using Langmuir monolayers, self-assembled monolayers, and lipid assemblies as recognition media. In this review, advancesof molecular recognition at interfaces are briefly summarized.
Keywords: molecular recognition; interface; air-water interface; Langmuir-Blodgett film; self-assembled monolayer; molecular assembly.

Article Statistics

Load and display the download statistics.

Citations to this Article

Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Ariga, K.; Hill, J.P.; Endo, H. Developments in Molecular Recognition and Sensing at Interfaces. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2007, 8, 864-883.

AMA Style

Ariga K, Hill JP, Endo H. Developments in Molecular Recognition and Sensing at Interfaces. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2007; 8(8):864-883.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Ariga, Katsuhiko; Hill, Jonathan P.; Endo, Hiroshi. 2007. "Developments in Molecular Recognition and Sensing at Interfaces." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 8, no. 8: 864-883.

Int. J. Mol. Sci. EISSN 1422-0067 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert