Authorizing Multiple Chemical Passwords by a Combinatorial Molecular Keypad Lock
journal contributionposted on 16.10.2013 by Bhimsen Rout, Petr Milko, Mark A. Iron, Leila Motiei, David Margulies
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A combinatorial fluorescent molecular sensor operates as a highly efficient molecular security system. The ability of a pattern-generating molecule to process diverse sets of chemical inputs, discriminate among their concentrations, and form multivalent and kinetically stable complexes is demonstrated as a powerful tool for processing a wide range of chemical “passwords” of different lengths. This system thus indicates the potential for obtaining unbreakable combination locks at the molecular scale.