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The variety of matrix materials shows that this system is well studied for many cases. There are also more straightforward ways that also preserve the catalytic activity of silicatein: gold surfaces can be modified with cystamine or cysteamine via their thiol groups. Afterwards, glutardialdehyde is added to link the silicatein covalently to the amine layer. Subsequently, the surface is mineralized by the addition of silica precursors [34]. All these processes share the need for a spacer in contrast to the systems at liquid/liquid interfaces described previously.

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The reactions benefit from several effects. Nanoscale confinement results in concentrated reagents in the contact area of stamp and substrate (concentration effect). The preorganization effect of one reacting group constrained and aligned on a surface accelerates the reaction. Reactions benefit from the pressure effect during conformal contact between stamp and substrate. The reactions are influenced by the micropolarity of the contact area (medium effect) [61]. An example for reactive μCP is the immobilization of peptide nucleic acids (PNAs) on aldehyde-functionalized surfaces [62].

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