[Nature Communications] 我室杨朝勇教授发表论文:Control of capillary behavior through target-responsive hydrogel permeability alteration for sensitive visual quantitative detection

2019年03月11日

我室杨朝勇教授在 Nature Communications 上发表论文:Control of capillary behavior through target-responsive hydrogel permeability alteration for sensitive visual quantitative detection

文章链接:https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-08952-1

摘要:

DNA hydrogels have received considerable attention in analytical science, however, some limitations still exist in the applications of intelligent hydrogels. In this paper, we describe a way to prepare gel film in a capillary tube based on the thermal reversible principle of DNA hydrogel and the principle of capillary action. Because of the slight change in the internal structure of gel, its permeability can be increased by the addition of some specific targets. The capillary behavior is thus changed due to the different permeability of the hydrogel film. The duration time of the target solution flowing through the capillary tube with a specified length is used to quantify this change. With this proposed method, ultra-trace DNA hydrogel (0.01 μL) is sufficient to realize the sensitive detection of cocaine without the aid of other instruments, which has a low detection limit (1.17 nM) and good selectivity.