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Molecular Wiring in Smart Dressings: Opening a New Route to Monitoring Wound pH

by and *,†
School of Engineering, Ulster University, Jordanstown BT37 0QB, UK
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These authors contributed equally to this work.
Academic Editor: Zena Moore
Healthcare 2015, 3(3), 466-477; https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare3030466
Received: 30 April 2015 / Revised: 7 June 2015 / Accepted: 15 June 2015 / Published: 25 June 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Wound Care)
It has been proposed that fluctuations in wound pH can give valuable insights into the healing processes in chronic wounds, but acquiring such data can be a technological challenge especially where there is little sample available. Developments in voltammetric pH sensing have opened up new avenues for the design of probes that can function in ultra-small volumes and can be inherently disposable but, as yet few can meet the demands of wound monitoring. A preliminary investigation of the pH response of a new redox wire prepared from a peptide homopolymer of tryptophan is presented and its potential applicability as a sensing material for use in smart dressings is critically discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: pH; chronic wounds; sensor; electrochemical; tryptophan pH; chronic wounds; sensor; electrochemical; tryptophan
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McLister, A.; Davis, J. Molecular Wiring in Smart Dressings: Opening a New Route to Monitoring Wound pH. Healthcare 2015, 3, 466-477. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare3030466

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McLister A, Davis J. Molecular Wiring in Smart Dressings: Opening a New Route to Monitoring Wound pH. Healthcare. 2015; 3(3):466-477. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare3030466

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McLister, Anna, and James Davis. 2015. "Molecular Wiring in Smart Dressings: Opening a New Route to Monitoring Wound pH" Healthcare 3, no. 3: 466-477. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare3030466

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