By utilizing the capillary-force-driven action, a novel polydiacetylene-based sensor on the porous silica plate was developed within 30 s for π-diacetylene monomers with variable chain lengths. This method enables one to utilize diacetylene monomers even with the shorter alkyl chain length of C18-C21, which has not been possible with conventional methods. The invented sensor platform employing shorter monomers was found to perform better, as was demonstrated for gaseous and aqueous analytes, i.e., ammonia gas and nucleic acids in aqueous phase. This new polydiacetylene platform opens up the development of quick and easy fabrication and the use of chemical and biochemical chips.
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