The present invention is directed to a method of forming an immobilized chemical moiety, such as a trifunctional chemical moiety that includes membrane-anchoring functionalities, on a solid support for use in automated chemical synthesis of a recognition molecule. The invention is further directed to a method of easily and efficiently synthesizing chemical moieties such as those used for biosensor applications. The invention is further directed to a composition, i.e., a solid support having a trifunctional chemical moiety linked thereto, that can be readily and easily used to generate biological molecules for applications, such as biosensor applications.
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL RIGHTS
 This invention was made with government support under Contract No. W-7405-ENG-36 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.