Complex Surface Concentration Gradients by Stenciled "Electro Click Chemistry"

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Abstract

Complex one- or two-dimensional concentration gradients of alkynated molecules are produced on azidized conducting polymer substrates by stenciled "electro click chemistry". The latter describes the local electrochemical generation of catalytically active Cu(I) required to complete a "click reaction" between alkynes and azides at room temperature. A stencil on the counter electrode defines the shape and multiplicity of the gradient(s) on the conducting polymer substrate, while the specific reaction conditions control gradient steepness and the maximum concentration deposited. Biologically active ligands including cell binding peptides are patterned in gradients by this method without losing their biological function or the conductivity of the polymer.
Original languageEnglish
JournalLangmuir
Volume26
Issue number20
Pages (from-to)16171-16177
ISSN0743-7463
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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