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Receptors useful for gas phase chemical sensing

United States Patent

February 17, 2015
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The invention provides for a receptor, capable of binding to a target molecule, linked to a hygroscopic polymer or hydrogel; and the use of this receptor in a device for detecting the target molecule in a gaseous and/or liquid phase. The invention also provides for a method for detecting the presence of a target molecule in the gas phase using the device. In particular, the receptor can be a peptide capable of binding a 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT) or 2,4,-dinitrotoluene (DNT).
Jaworski; Justyn W. (Berkeley, CA), Lee; Seung-Wuk (Walnut Creek, CA), Majumdar; Arunava (Orinda, CA), Raorane; Digvijay A. (Berkeley, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
12/ 578,428
October 13, 2009
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENTAL SUPPORT The invention described and claimed herein was made in part utilizing funds supplied by the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231. The government has certain rights in this invention.