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Sensing Capabilities of Colloidal Gold Modified with a Self-Assembled Monolayer of a Glucose-Carrying Polymer Chain on a Glass Substrate

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posted on 28.09.2004, 00:00 by Shinta Morokoshi, Kazuhiko Ohhori, Kazuya Mizukami, Hiromi Kitano
A disulfide-carrying polymer with pendent glucose residues (poly(2-methacryloyloxyethyl d-glucopyranoside)) was obtained by using a benzyl N,N-diethyldithiocarbamoyl derivative which shows the abilities of initiation, chain transfer, and termination (iniferter). The disulfide-carrying polymer was accumulated on a colloidal Au-immobilized glass substrate, and the usefulness of the polymer as a sensing element of concanavalin A (Con A) was examined by using a UV−visible spectrophotometer with the help of surface plasmon resonance. The sensor showed a concentration-dependent specific binding of Con A with a detection limit of 1.9 nM, and furthermore, it had a very high stability at high ionic strength. The polymer-coated device examined here was not only useful as a simple biosensor chip but is also expected to expand our knowledge of interfacial phenomena by introducing various functional polymers on colloidal Au.