Amino-terminated surfaces can be effectively obtained by means of silanizing agents, realizing surfaces suitable for the purification of biomarkers of several pathologies. Since the level of biomarkers, such as microRNAs and cell-free DNA, into circulation may be extremely low, new and ameliorated capturing molecules and protocols are highly required. In this work, a new silane, acetone-imine propyl trimethoxysilane (AIPTMS), is synthesized with a simple and elegant reaction, via the nucleophilic addition of the primary amino group to the carbonyl group of acetone. AIPTMS and APTMS were used to silanize silicon oxide surfaces, which were characterized chemically (XPS) and morphologically (AFM). The two types of surfaces were chemically similar, but behaved very differently both for surface morphology and functional properties. The AIPTMS-modified surface was indeed very smooth and homogeneous with respect to the APTMS-modified surface. Moreover, the AIPTMS surface captured larger amounts of nucleic acids almost immediately after preparation, while APTMS-based functional surfaces needed longer time to reach comparable efficiency. AIPTMS shows several advantages over standard aminosilanes, as it realizes a more homogeneous surface coverage that, in turn, produces an improved response towards the capture of nucleic acids. AIPTMS is a very promising reagent for the reliable and reproducible preparation of active biofunctional surfaces for the purification and analysis of circulating biomarkers.
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|Titolo:||A new silanizing agent tailored to surface bio-functionalization|
|Autori:||Lunelli, L.; Caradonna, F.; Potrich, C.; Piotto, C.; Bettotti, P.; Vanzetti, L.; Pederzolli, C.; Guella, G.|
|Titolo del periodico:||COLLOIDS AND SURFACES. B, BIOINTERFACES|
|Anno di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-85065907082|
|Codice identificativo Pubmed:||31132608|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.colsurfb.2019.05.034|
|Citazione:||A new silanizing agent tailored to surface bio-functionalization / Lunelli, L.; Caradonna, F.; Potrich, C.; Piotto, C.; Bettotti, P.; Vanzetti, L.; Pederzolli, C.; Guella, G.. - In: COLLOIDS AND SURFACES. B, BIOINTERFACES. - ISSN 0927-7765. - STAMPA. - 181(2019), pp. 166-173.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03.1 Articolo su rivista (Journal article)|