Microwave assisted click chemistry on a conductive polymer film

Anders Egede Daugaard, Thomas S. Hansen, Niels Bent Larsen, Søren Hvilsted

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Microwave (MW) irradiation has been used to accelerate the functionalization of an azide functional poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) film by click chemistry. The absorption of MW energy by the conductive polymer has been exploited for localized activation of the reaction on the polymer surface. By use of an alkyne modified fluorescein derivative the reaction conditions have been optimized in a conventional MW oven, enabling the use of different sizes of substrates. The optimization resulted in a reduction of reaction times of approximately 20h to only 2min for bulk film functionalization. The method has been applied for anchoring of the chelating agent nitrilotriacetic acid (NTA) on the conductive polymer. The chelating linkage ability of NTA on the surface was investigated through a sandwich ELISA study confirming the selective bonding of a histidine tagged protein.
Original languageEnglish
JournalSynthetic Metals
Issue number9-10
Pages (from-to)812-816
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • Conductive polymers
  • Nitrilotriacetic acid (NTA)
  • Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT)
  • Microwave reaction
  • Click chemistry

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