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Journal of NanomaterialsVolume 2013 2013, Article ID 530701, 6 pages

Research ArticleSchool of Chemical Engineering and Environment, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China

Received 27 April 2013; Revised 9 June 2013; Accepted 9 June 2013

Academic Editor: Amir Kajbafvala

Copyright © 2013 Fei Xue et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We demonstrate a glucose-sensing material based on the combination of photonic crystal templating and a molecular-imprinting technique. In the presence of the target molecule glucose, polyN-isopropylacrylamide-co-2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate hydrogel with pendent phenylboronic acid groups was synthesized in the void of a polymethyl methacrylate PMMA colloidal crystal. After removing the PMMA photonic crystal template and glucose molecules, a 3D-ordered porous covalently imprinted photonic crystal CIPC hydrogel was created. The unique 3D-ordered porous hydrogel revealed optical changes in response to glucose concentration. At pH = 11 and , the diffraction of CIPC redshifted from 725 nm to 880 nm in response to 20 mmol L

glucose. Due to the covalently imprinted recognizer, boronic acid group, the selectivity of the CIPC towards glucose over D-ribose and L-rhamnose was improved significantly.

Author: Fei Xue, Ting-rui Duan, Shu-yue Huang, Qiu-hong Wang, Min Xue, and Zi-hui Meng

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