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Investigators at Purdue University Describe Findings in Fullerenes

May 6, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Current study results on Fullerenes have been published. According to news originating from West Lafayette, Indiana, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "In this letter, the facial noncovalent adsorption of single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) provided single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) with biofunctionality while their superior properties were retained."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Purdue University, "In this case, we innovatively demonstrated the feasibility of employing the negative surface charge of ssDNA-SWNTs to realize layer-by-layer electrostatic self-assembly. On the basis of such a sandwichlike structure, an applicable glucose microbiosensor with direct electrochemistry and high performance was fabricated."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The proposed protocol provided an ideal platform for various sensing applications, and might have profound influence on related nanotechnology."

For more information on this research see: Single-Stranded DNA Functionalized Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes for Microbiosensors via Layer-by-Layer Electrostatic Self-Assembly. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2014;6(6):3784-3789. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces can be contacted at: Amer Chemical Soc, 1155 16TH St, NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA. (American Chemical Society -; ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces -

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from Z. Kang, Purdue University, Sch Mech Engn, West Lafayette, IN 47907, United States. Additional authors for this research include X.Q. Yan, Y. Zhang, J. Pan, J. Shi, X.H. Zhang, Y. Liu, J.H. Choi and D.M. Porterfield (see also Fullerenes).

Keywords for this news article include: Indiana, Fullerenes, DNA Research, United States, West Lafayette, Nanotechnology, Carbon Nanotubes, Emerging Technologies, North and Central America

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Source: Life Science Weekly

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