Preparation, characterization, and electrocatalytic activity of surface anchored, Prussian Blue containing starburst PAMAM dendrimers on gold electrodes.
ABSTRACT Gold bead electrodes were modified with submonolayers of 3-mercaptopropionic acid or 2-aminoethanethiol and further reacted with poly(amidoamine) (PAMAM) dendrimers (generation 4.0 and 3.5, respectively) to obtain films on which Prussian Blue (PB) was later absorbed to afford mixed and stable electrocatalytic layers. Experiments carried out with these novel materials not only showed an improved surface coverage of PB on the dendrimer modified electrodes as compared to PB modified gold electrodes prepared under acidic conditions, but also showed an increased stability at neutral pH values for one of the dendrimer containing substrates where the PB film on a bare gold electrode is simply not formed. The dendrimer modified electrodes were also tested as electrocatalytic substrates for the electroxidation of L(+)-ascorbic acid (AA), and it was found that their sensitivity as well as the corresponding detection limits were improved as compared to the voltammetric response of a Au-PB modified electrode. On the basis of UV-visible (UV-vis) spectroscopy and electrochemical experiments, it is suggested that the PB molecules are located within the dendritic structure of the surface attached PAMAM dendrimers.
Article: Low-Level Detection of Poly(amidoamine) PAMAM Dendrimers Using Immunoimaging Scanning Probe Microscopy.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Immunoimaging scanning probe microscopy was utilized for the low-level detection and quantification of biotinylated G4 poly(amidoamine) PAMAM dendrimers. Results were compared to those of high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and found to provide a vastly improved analytical method for the low-level detection of dendrimers, improving the limit of detection by a factor of 1000 (LOD = 2.5 × 10(-13) moles). The biorecognition method is reproducible and shows high specificity and good accuracy. In addition, the capture assay platform shows a promising approach to patterning dendrimers for nanotechnology applications.International Journal of Analytical Chemistry 01/2012; 2012:341260.
Progress in Polymer Science. 01/2008; 33(1):40-112.