Optical colorimetric sensor strip for direct readout glucose measurement

Xu dong Wang, Hai xu Chen, Ting yao Zhou, Zhi jie Lin, Jing bin Zeng, Zhao xiong Xie, Xi Chen, Kwok Yin Wong, Guo nan Chen, Xiao ru Wang

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A novel direct readout colorimetric optical glucose sensor strip was constructed based on a three-layer film, including a green-emitted CdTe/CdS quantum dots (QDs) layer as a stable color background, a red-fluorescent platinum-porphyrin oxygen-sensing layer and a glucose oxidase layer. The sensor achieved high resolution (up to 0.2 mmol L-1) glucose determination with a detection range from 0 to 3.0 mmol L-1. A "glucose ruler" which acts as a glucose standard colorimetric card was obtained. Glucose concentration could easily be directly readout using the "glucose ruler", which made the glucose determination rapid, convenient and easy. The effects of pH, salinity and temperature were systematically investigated. The prepared sensor was finally applied for glucose sample analysis, compared with the "glucose ruler", accurate results could be directly readout.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3702-3705
Number of pages4
JournalBiosensors and Bioelectronics
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2009


  • Colorimetric
  • Direct readout
  • Extended detection range
  • Glucose sensor strip
  • High resolution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biophysics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Electrochemistry


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