Butyl grafted polyethylene films doped with carbon black: a foundation for the development of smart bandages

J Phair, J Benson, C McCormac, J Cundell, S Gracheva, D Wilkinson, S Forsythe, J Davis

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Abstract

Butyl grafted polyethylene film loaded with carbon was investigated as a mechanically flexible conductive substrate for electrochemical sensing applications. The electroanalytical properties of the film before and after laser modification and electrochemical anodisation were assessed and its potential application for use in monitoring wound healing critically evaluated using uric acid as a biomarker. The design and development of a prototype smart bandage is detailed and the response to urate harnessed to measure the wound pH. The viability of using the latter for use in complex fluids was assessed using whole blood.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)764-769
Number of pages7
JournalSensors and Actuators B: Chemical
Volume193
Early online date12 Dec 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2014

Keywords

  • Polyethylene
  • Carbon
  • Sensor
  • Bandage
  • pH
  • Uric acid

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