Findings from National Taiwan Normal University in Globins Reported (Preparation and Application of Fullerene C60-Polymers in Piezoelectric Quartz Crystal Sensors for Hemoglobin and Olefins)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- New research on Proteins is the subject of a report. According to news reporting originating from Taipei, Taiwan, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "The C60-polycinnamaldehyde (C-60-PCA) and C60-polyphenylacetylene (C60-PPA) polymers were synthesized by the Friedel-Craft reaction and applied as piezoelectric (PZ) quartz crystal coating materials. AC60-polycinnamaldehyde (PCA) coated piezoelectric quartz crystal liquid sensor with a homemade computer interface was prepared and applied as a PZ hemoglobin sensor."
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from National Taiwan Normal University, "The adsorption of hemoglobin onto the C60-PCA coated crystal resulted in a decreased oscillating frequency. The variations in crystal frequency were converted to voltage with a frequency to voltage converter, followed by amplification with OPA and data acquisition with an analog to digital converter. The PZ hemoglobin sensor exhibited good sensitivity of 6530 Hz/(mg/mL)with a detection limit at the ppm level for hemoglobin. Further, a C60-polyphenylacetylene (C60-PPA) coated piezoelectric quartz crystal gas sensor with an Intell-8255 data processing system for various olefin vapors was also made. The aromatic hydrocarbons such as toluene seem to have greater adsorption onto C60-PPA membrane than alkynes, alkenes, and alkanes. The adsorption of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) onto the C-60-PPA membrane was also examined."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The C60-PPAcoated PZ crystal gas sensor showed much better sensitivity for PAHs than for other olefins such as toluene, 1-hexyne and 1-hexene, and a much larger frequency shift for naphthalene than other PAHs was also found."
For more information on this research see: Preparation and Application of Fullerene C60-Polymers in Piezoelectric Quartz Crystal Sensors for Hemoglobin and Olefins. Journal of the Chinese Chemical Society, 2014;61(6):679-686. Journal of the Chinese Chemical Society can be contacted at: Wiley-V C H Verlag Gmbh, Boschstrasse 12, D-69469 Weinheim, Germany. (Wiley-Blackwell - www.wiley.com/; Journal of the Chinese Chemical Society - onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)2192-6549)
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting R.L. You, National Taiwan Normal University, Dept. of Chem, Taipei 116, Taiwan (see also Proteins).
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Taipei, Taiwan, Quartz, Fullerenes, Hemoglobins, Blood Proteins, Nanotechnology, Silicon Dioxide, Emerging Technologies
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