Electrochemical Modification of Carbon Surfaces with Functional Polymers
A new method to electrochemically modify carbon electrodes using a benzothiadiazole-based conjugated polymer will be discussed. The method provides rapid modification of carbon materials with biomolecules, robustly attached to the surface through the polymer. The usefulness of the method will be demonstrated by construction of an electrochemical cholesterol biosensor. The biosensor exhibits amperometric detection of cholesterol in buffer and serum samples in presence of a soluble mediator. Details regarding the preparation of biomolecule-coupled polymer, surface modification and sensor performance will be discussed.