Electroconductive Hydrogels

  • Ann M. Wilson
  • Gusphyl Justin
  • Anthony Guiseppi-Elie
Chapter

Abstract

Methods for the synthesis of electroconductive hydrogels (ECH), as polymer blends and as polymer conetworks via chemical oxidation, electrochemical, or a combination of chemical oxidation followed by electrochemical synthesis techniques, are described. Specific examples are introduced to illustrate the preparation of ECHs synthesized from poly(HEMA)-based hydrogels and polyaniline or from poly(HEMA)-based hydrogels and polypyrrole. The key applications of ECHs, as biorecognition membranes for implantable biosensors, as electrostimulated drug eluting devices, and as the low interfacial impedance layer on neuronal prostheses, provide great new horizons for biodetection devices.

Keywords

Cholesterol Ozone Immobilization Styrene Gelatin 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work was supported by the US Department of Defense (DoDPRMRP) grant PR023081/DAMD17-03-1-0172, by the Consortium of the Clemson University Center for Bioelectronics, Biosensors and Biochips (C3B), and by ABTECH Scientific, Inc.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ann M. Wilson
    • 1
  • Gusphyl Justin
    • 2
  • Anthony Guiseppi-Elie
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.ABTECH Scientific, Inc., Biotechnology Research ParkRichmondUSA
  2. 2.Center for Bioelectronics, Biosensors and Biochips (C3B)Clemson University Advanced Materials CenterAndersonUSA

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