(343a) Investigation of Electrochemical Redox Tags for Elastin-like Polymer Sensing | AIChE

(343a) Investigation of Electrochemical Redox Tags for Elastin-like Polymer Sensing


Feeney, S. - Presenter, University of New Hampshire
Austin, K., University of New Hampshire
Balog, E. R. M., University of New England
Halpern, J., University of New Hampshire
Elastin-Like Polymers (ELP) have been investigated as surface constructs to promote surface interactions or as a stimuli-responsive surface.1,2 We have previously demonstrated using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy to detect an ELP collapse response.1 However, EIS measurements are exceptionally sensitive to minute changes in solution or surface conditions, which makes consistent data acquisition difficult.3 In order to create a more robust signal to the same collapse response, we propose using an electrochemical tag coupled with voltametric techniques to recognize the surface response. Differences in electrochemical characteristics of these compounds in gold electrodes versus glassy carbon electrodes will be the focus of this poster.

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