Coated and uncoated cellophane as materials for microplates and open-channel microfluidics devices

Hamedi, Mahiar M, Ünal, Barış, Kerr, Emily, Glavan, Ana C, Fernandez-Abedul, M Teresa and Whitesides, George M 2016, Coated and uncoated cellophane as materials for microplates and open-channel microfluidics devices, Lab on a chip, vol. 16, no. 20, pp. 3885-3897, doi: 10.1039/c6lc00975a.

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Title Coated and uncoated cellophane as materials for microplates and open-channel microfluidics devices
Author(s) Hamedi, Mahiar M
Ünal, Barış
Kerr, Emily
Glavan, Ana C
Fernandez-Abedul, M Teresa
Whitesides, George M
Journal name Lab on a chip
Volume number 16
Issue number 20
Start page 3885
End page 3897
Total pages 13
Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry
Place of publication Cambridge, Eng.
Publication date 2016-10-21
ISSN 1473-0197
Keyword(s) coated cellophane
uncoated cellophane
open-channel microfluidics
microfluidic devices
electrochemiluminescence (ECL)
Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Physical Sciences
Biochemical Research Methods
Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Science & Technology - Other Topics
Paper analytical devices
Electroanalytical devices
Summary This communication describes the use of uncoated cellophane (regenerated cellulose films) for the fabrication of microplates, and the use of coated cellophane for the fabrication of open-channel microfluidic devices. The microplates based on uncoated cellophane are particularly interesting for applications that require high transparency in the ultraviolet (UV) regime, and offer a low-cost alternative to expensive quartz-well plates. Uncoated cellophane is also resistant to damage by various solvents. The microfluidic devices, based on coated cellophane, can have features with dimensions as small as 500 μm, and complex, non-planar geometries. Electrodes can be printed on the surface of the coated cellophane, and embedded in microfluidic devices, to develop resistive heaters and electroanalytical devices for flow injection analysis, and continuous flow electrochemiluminescence (ECL) applications. These open-channel devices are appropriate for applications where optical transparency (especially in the visible regime), resistance to damage by water, biocompatibility and biodegradability are important. Cellophane microfluidic systems complement existing cellulose-based paper microfluidic systems, and provide an alternative to other materials used in microfluidics, such as synthetic polymers or glass. Cellulose films are plausible materials for uses in integrated microfluidic systems for diagnostics, analyses, cell-culture, and MEMS.
Language eng
DOI 10.1039/c6lc00975a
Field of Research 030301 Chemical Characterisation of Materials
03 Chemical Sciences
09 Engineering
Socio Economic Objective 970103 Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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