A Personal Journey across Fluorescent Sensing and Logic Associated with Polymers of Various Kinds

Chao-Yi Yao, Seiichi Uchiyama, A. Prasanna de Silva

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Abstract

Our experiences concerning fluorescent molecular sensing and logic devices and their intersections with polymer science are the foci of this brief review. Proton-, metal ion- and polarity-responsive cases of these devices are placed in polymeric micro- or nano-environments, some of which involve phase separation. This leads to mapping of chemical species on the nanoscale. These devices also take advantage of thermal properties of some polymers in water in order to reincarnate themselves as thermometers. When the phase separation leads to particles, the latter can be labelled with identification tags based on molecular logic. Such particles also give rise to reusable sensors, although molecular-scale resolution is sacrificed in the process. Polymeric nano-environments also help to organize rather complex molecular logic systems from their simple components. Overall, our little experiences suggest that researchers in sensing and logic would benefit if they assimilate polymer concepts
Original languageEnglish
Article number1351
Number of pages15
JournalPolymers
Volume11
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Aug 2019

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  • Student Theses

    Applications of Molecular Switching and Logic

    Author: Yao, C., Jul 2020

    Supervisor: De Silva, A. (Supervisor) & Hu, P. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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