Amine Grids

SMART GRIDS have a wide variety of potential application and these represent gereral functionized surfaces. Each of these functionalized grids have been shown to provide even greater control over sample preparation.

Amine

Amine For materials sciences, the amine functionality can be used to simplify and enhance sample preparation. For example, it is possible to simply immerse the grid in a solution of particles that have a negative surface partial charge and they will "stick" to the surface through electrostatic interactions.

In the life sciences, the amine terminal groups can be used to chemically attach a wide variety of biological molecules including proteins, antibodies, and nucleic acids through the use of bifunctional cross-linking agents such as imidoesters or N-hydroxysuccinimide-esters (NHS esters). Similar types of cross linking reagents can be used to covalently attach non-biological media such as nanoparticles functionalized with biomolecules.

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To order SMART Grids, please make your selection below. For assistance in selecting the correct window size and thickness for your applications, see our configuration page.

Window SizeThicknessPkgSPI #EachIn Stock
50 x 50 µm25 nm10SG01051A-AB$364.14 Add to cartNo
100 x 100 µm25 nm10SG01051B-AB364.14 Add to cartNo
2 mm x 50 µm25 nm10SG01051C-AB364.14 Add to cartNo


Hydroxyl

Hydroxyl Grids

HydroxylHydroxyl groups can serve as anchor points for introducing virtually any silane to the surface of the SMART Grids. In addition, the hydroxyl functionality has a negative partial charge that can capture particles with positive surface charge, thus allowing for simplified sample preparation. More generally applicable is the fact that the hydroxyl SMART Grids are extremely hydrophilic (<10 degrees). This extreme hydrophiliicity eliminates effects from drying during sample prep such as aggregation and drying marks. While several of our other grids are also hydrophilic, these offer the general capability with a wide range of materials without interference from specific absorption.

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To order SMART Grids, please make your selection below. For assistance in selecting the correct window size and thickness for your applications, see our configuration page.

Window SizeThicknessPkgSPI #EachIn Stock
50 x 50 µm25 nm10SG01011A-AB$260.10 Add to cartNo
100 x 100 µm25 nm10SG01011B-AB260.10 Add to cartNo
2 mm x 50 µm25 nm10SG01011C-AB260.10 Add to cartNo


Epoxide

Epoxide Grids

Epoxide Epoxides are highly reactive to amine, hydroxyl, thiol and thiocyanates.This reactivity makes epoxide functionalized SMART Grids a great choice for applications in biology and materials science. Epoxide grids have been used to concentrate viruses on the grid surface for easy observation and characterization. Note that epoxides hydrolyze quickly and should be stored in a dessicator prior to use.

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Window SizeThicknessPkgSPI #EachIn Stock
50 x 50 µm25 nm10SG01041A-AB$364.14 Add to cartNo
100 x 100 µm25 nm10SG01041B-AB364.14 Add to cartNo
2 mm x 50 µm25 nm10SG01041C-AB364.14 Add to cartNo


Carboxylate

Carboxylate Grids

Carboxylate Carboxylates can be crosslinked to amines and are excellent hydrogen bonders. Carboxylate functionalized SMART Grids are a great choice for numerous applications in biology and materials science.

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Window SizeThicknessPkgSPI #EachIn Stock
50 x 50 µm25 nm10SG01071A-AB$364.14 Add to cartNo
100 x 100 µm25 nm10SG01071B-AB364.14 Add to cartNo
2 mm x 50 µm25 nm10SG01071C-AB364.14 Add to cartNo


Thiol

Thiol Grids

ThiolThiol functionality can be used to form disulfide bonds between the grid surface and biomolecules such as proteins and antibodies. In addition, thiols show a high affinity for many metal nanoparticles, making them suitable for applications in the nanomaterials field.

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Window SizeThicknessPkgSPI #EachIn Stock
50 x 50 µm25 nm10SG01031A-AB$364.14 Add to cartNo
100 x 100 µm25 nm10SG01031B-AB364.14 Add to cartNo
2 mm x 50 µm25 nm10SG01031C-AB364.14 Add to cartNo


Alkene

Alkene Grids

Amine The primary alkene found in our alkene functionalized SMART Grids provides greater flexibilty than our traditional alkane hydrophobic SMART Grids. Use these when the reactivity of a primary alkene is useful for sample preparation.

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To order SMART Grids, please make your selection below. For assistance in selecting the correct window size and thickness for your applications, see our configuration page.

Window SizeThicknessPkgSPI #EachIn Stock
50 x 50 µm25 nm10SG01101A-AB$364.14 Add to cartNo
100 x 100 µm25 nm10SG01101B-AB364.14 Add to cartNo
2 mm x 50 µm25 nm10SG01101C-AB364.14 Add to cartNo