Hydrophilic-hydrophobic patterned molecularly imprinted photonic crystal sensors for high-sensitive colorimetric detection of tetracycline

Jue Hou, Huacheng Zhang, Qiang Yang, Mingzhu Li, Lei Jiang, Yanlin Song

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A hydrophilic-hydrophobic patterned molecularly imprinted (MIP) photonic crystal (PC) sensor is fabricated for highly sensitive tetracycline detection. The relationship between the tetracycline concentration, its corresponding color of the sensor, and the diameter of MIP-PC dot is found using a fan-shaped color card. This work provides a new strategy to design the sensors with tunable detection ranges for practical applications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2738-2742
Number of pages5
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jun 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Colorimetric detection
  • Hydrophilic-hydrophobic patterns
  • Molecularly imprinted photonic crystals
  • Sensors
  • Tetracycline

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