Design and synthesis of a novel library of compounds comprising a spacer with an attachment element on one terminus and a recognition element on the other terminus is presented. The library of compounds can be attached to a solid support and used as an integral component of sensors and biosensors or the library of compounds can be used as antiviral drugs or to isolate pathogens from complex mixtures for further analysis.
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 The United States government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC51-06NA25396 between the United States Department of Energy and Los Alamos National Security, LLC for the operation of Los Alamos National Laboratory.