Aryl Diazonium Chemistry for the Surface Functionalization of Glassy Biosensors
AbstractNanostring resonator and fiber-optics-based biosensors are of interest as they offer high sensitivity, real-time measurements and the ability to integrate with electronics. However, these devices are somewhat impaired by issues related to surface modification. Both nanostring resonators and photonic sensors employ glassy materials, which are incompatible with electrochemistry. A surface chemistry approach providing strong and stable adhesion to glassy surfaces is thus required. In this work, a diazonium salt induced aryl film grafting process is employed to modify a novel SiCN glassy material. Sandwich rabbit IgG binding assays are performed on the diazonium treated SiCN surfaces. Fluorescently labelled anti-rabbit IgG and anti-rabbit IgG conjugated gold nanoparticles were used as markers to demonstrate the absorption of anti-rabbit IgG and therefore verify the successful grafting of the aryl film. The results of the experiments support the effectiveness of diazonium chemistry for the surface functionalization of SiCN surfaces. This method is applicable to other types of glassy materials and potentially can be expanded to various nanomechanical and optical biosensors. View Full-Text
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Zheng, W.; van den Hurk, R.; Cao, Y.; Du, R.; Sun, X.; Wang, Y.; McDermott, M.T.; Evoy, S. Aryl Diazonium Chemistry for the Surface Functionalization of Glassy Biosensors. Biosensors 2016, 6, 8.
Zheng W, van den Hurk R, Cao Y, Du R, Sun X, Wang Y, McDermott MT, Evoy S. Aryl Diazonium Chemistry for the Surface Functionalization of Glassy Biosensors. Biosensors. 2016; 6(1):8.Chicago/Turabian Style
Zheng, Wei; van den Hurk, Remko; Cao, Yong; Du, Rongbing; Sun, Xuejun; Wang, Yiyu; McDermott, Mark T.; Evoy, Stephane. 2016. "Aryl Diazonium Chemistry for the Surface Functionalization of Glassy Biosensors." Biosensors 6, no. 1: 8.