23 February 2009 Multifunctional sensing film used for fiber optic cholesterol sensor
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In this paper, by using ethyl silicate, ethanol and fluorescence indicator as the precursors, the multifunctional optic biosensing (MOBS) film containing cholesterol oxidase and the fluorescence indicator was prepared by sol-gel method. This biosensing film has both the function of biocatalyst and oxygen biosensing and can be used as the effective biosensing materials for fiber optic cholesterol sensor. The fiber optical cholesterol sensor based on fluorescence quenching was designed and fabricated using lock-in amplifying technology to realize the detection of cholesterol concentration. The experimental results showed that the best precursor proportion in volume ratio is: ethyl silicate: ethanol: 0.01 M HCl = 5: 8: 1.6. The drying rate of the sol could be controlled by using formamide as the controlling drier. When 16% of formamide were added in the mixing system, the cracks of the film could be reduced greatly and the immobilization of cholesterol oxidase and the fluorescence indicator could be improved effectively. A linear relationship between phase delay φ and the cholesterol concentration was observed in the range of 100 to 500 mg/dL. Since the cholesterol concentration is in the range of 140 to 200 mg/dL in the blood of healthy people, it will be possible for the sensor to be used in clinical detection. The biosensor with MOBS film has the response time of about 30 s, which is rather fast for a biosensor, and the relative deviation of ±5.03%. This biosensor also has good stability.
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Bin Wang, Bin Wang, Jun Huang, Jun Huang, } "Multifunctional sensing film used for fiber optic cholesterol sensor", Proc. SPIE 7278, Photonics and Optoelectronics Meetings (POEM) 2008: Fiber Optic Communication and Sensors, 72780Q (23 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.821321; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.821321

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