In this study, hydrogel microparticles containing enzyme-linked magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) were prepared. Peroxidase (POD), a model enzyme, was covalently immobilized on the surface of MNPs using 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane (APTES), and the resultant POD-linked MNPs were entrapped within various shapes of hydrogel microparticles using photopatterning. Pre-immobilizing POD on the MNP surface made it possible to use hydrogels prepared from high molecular weight PEG without enzyme leaching, which enhanced the reaction rate of entrapped enzymes by reducing resistance to mass transport. Quantitative assays showed a linear correspondence between fluorescence intensity and H2O2 concentrations below 15 mM.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Reactive and Functional Polymers|
|Publication status||Published - 2009 May|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported by Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (KOSEF) funded by MEST (R11-2007-050-03002-0 and R01-2007-000-11495).
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Environmental Chemistry
- Chemical Engineering(all)
- Polymers and Plastics
- Materials Chemistry