Pascal Blondeau

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In this paper we report the first biosensor that is able to detect Staphylococcus aureus in real-time. A network of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) acts as an ion-to-electron potentiometric transducer and anti-S. aureus aptamers are the recognition element. Carbon nanotubes were functionalized with aptamers using two different approaches: (1)(More)
A novel approach to monitor Li levels in blood in decentralized (out of the lab) settings is presented. The approach uses a potentiometric cell fully made with filter paper as a support. Electrodes were built using carbon nanotubes ink to create a conductive path and a suitable polymeric membrane. Solid-state ion-selective electrodes for Li and a reference(More)
A new paper-based chemiresistor composed of a network of single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) and anti-human immunoglobulin G (anti-HIgG) is reported herein. SWCNTs act as outstanding transducers because they provide high sensitivity in terms of resistance changes due to immunoreaction. As a result, the resistance-based biosensor reaches concentration(More)
In this study, we developed a potentiometric planar strip cell based on single-walled carbon nanotubes that aims to exploit the attributes of solid-contact ion-selective electrodes for decentralized measurements. That is, the ion-selective and reference electrodes have been simultaneously miniaturized onto a plastic planar substrate by screen-printing and(More)
Current methods for creatinine quantification suffer from significant drawbacks when aiming to combine accuracy, simplicity, and affordability. Here, an unprecedented synthetic receptor, an aryl-substituted calix[4]pyrrole with a monophosphonate bridge, is reported that displays remarkable affinity for creatinine and the creatininium cation. The receptor(More)
New silver (I) coordination polymers has been successfully designed and synthesized using heteroditopic ureidopyridine ligands 1 and 2 via a combination of coordinations bonds, hydrogen bonding, and pi-pi stacking interactions. This study shows an example of the orientation of the pyridine nitrogen relative to the urea moiety (4-substituted, 1, or(More)
Nanopeapods, consisting of optically active π-conjugated molecules encapsulated inside of the cavity of carbon nanotubes, exhibit efficient photon emission in the visible spectral range. Combining optical experiments with ab initio theory, we show that the puzzling features observed in photoluminescence spectra are of excitonic nature. The subunits though(More)
A novel low-cost, compact and sensitive paper-based platform for the accurate monitoring of glucose in biological fluids is presented. Paper-based working and reference electrodes are combined to build a whole potentiometric cell, which also fits a sampling module for simple and fast determination of glucose in a single drop of blood. The working electrode(More)
In this technical note, we report a new all-solid-state planar reference electrode based on single-walled carbon nanotubes and photocured poly(n-butylacrylate) (poly(nBA)) membrane containing the Ag/AgCl/Cl(-) ion system. Single-walled carbon nanotubes functionalized with octadecylamide (SWCNT-ODA) and deposited by drop-casting onto a disposable(More)
Non-covalent functionalization of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) by a pyrene based benzo-18-crown-6 ether 1 leads to nanostructure assemblies that play both the role of an ion-to-electron transducer and a selective recognition element in solid-contact ion-selective-electrodes (SC-ISEs). The high loading capacity (36 wt%) as well as the suitable(More)