Self-powered microscale pumps based on analyte-initiated depolymerization reactions

Hua Zhang, Kimy Yeung, Jessica S. Robbins, Ryan A. Pavlick, Meng Wu, Ran Liu, Ayusman Sen, Scott T. Phillips

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Abstract

Pump it up: Insoluble polymer films that depolymerize to release soluble monomeric products when exposed to a specific analyte act as a microscale pump. Products formed as a result of depolymerization amplify the signal and create a concentration gradient that pumps fluids and insoluble particles away from the bulk polymer by a diffusiophoretic mechanism. These pumps can respond to a variety of analytes, from small molecules to enzymes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2400-2404
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume51
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 5 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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    Zhang, H., Yeung, K., Robbins, J. S., Pavlick, R. A., Wu, M., Liu, R., Sen, A., & Phillips, S. T. (2012). Self-powered microscale pumps based on analyte-initiated depolymerization reactions. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 51(10), 2400-2404. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201107787