An azide substituted 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene monomer is polymerised to yield a PEDOT like polymer with available azide groups (Figure 1). The azide groups enable post polymerization functionalization of the conducting polymer using a 1,3 dipolar cycloaddition reaction – also denoted “click chemistry”. This facilitates the addition of compounds that can otherwise not withstand the polymerization conditions. Several biological active molecules have been attached and tested on the films. Furthermore conducting polymer microelectrodes can electrochemically generate the catalyst required for their own functionalization with high spatial resolution. Interdigitated microelectrodes prepared from the azide-containing conducting polymer were selectively functionalized in sequence by two alkyne-modified fluorophores by control of the applied potentials. “Electro-click” on conducting polymer films shows the potential for being an important platform for biological devices and sensors.
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|Event||International Conference on Science and Technology of Syntetic Metals 2010 - Kyoto, Japan|
Duration: 4 Jul 2010 → 9 Jul 2010
|Conference||International Conference on Science and Technology of Syntetic Metals 2010|
|Period||04/07/2010 → 09/07/2010|