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Record number 431401
Title Copper-Free Click Biofunctionalization of Silicon Nitride Surfaces via Strain-Promoted Alkyne-Azide Cycloaddition Reactions
Author(s) Manova, R.K.; Pujari, S.P.; Weijers, C.A.G.M.; Zuilhof, H.; Beek, T.A. van
Source Langmuir 28 (2012)23. - ISSN 0743-7463 - p. 8651 - 8663.
Department(s) Laboratory for Organic Chemistry
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2012
Keyword(s) self-assembled monolayers - terminated monolayers - organic monolayers - one-step - functionalization - chemistry - films - immobilization - microarrays - dna
Abstract Cu-free "click" chemistry is explored on silicon nitride (Si3N4) surfaces as an effective way for oriented immobilization of biomolecules. An omega-unsaturated ester was grafted onto Si3N4 using UV irradiation. Hydrolysis followed by carbodiimide-mediated activation yielded surface-bound active succinimidyl and pentafluorophenyl ester groups. These reactive surfaces were employed for the attachment of bicyclononyne with an amine spacer, which subsequently enabled room temperature strain-promoted azide alkyne cycloaddition (SPAAC). This stepwise approach was characterized by means of static water contact angle, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and fluorescence microscopy. The surface-bound SPAAC reaction was studied with both a fluorine-tagged azide and an azide-linked lactose, yielding hydrophobic and bioactive surfaces for which the presence of trace amounts of Cu ions would have been problematic. Additionally, patterning of the Si3N4 surface using this metal-free click reaction with a fluorescent azide is shown. These results demonstrate the ability of the SPAAC as a generic tool for anchoring complex molecules onto a surface under extremely mild, namely ambient and metal-free, conditions in a clean and relatively fast manner.
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