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Sensors 2014, 14(12), 22525-22531; doi:10.3390/s141222525

Biomimetic Receptors and Sensors

Department of Analytical Chemistry, University of Vienna, Waehringer. Str. 38, A-1090 Vienna, Austria
Received: 25 November 2014 / Accepted: 25 November 2014 / Published: 27 November 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Biomimetic Receptors and Sensors)
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Abstract

In biomimetics, living systems are imitated to develop receptors for ions, molecules and bioparticles. The most pertinent idea is self-organization in analogy to evolution in nature, which created the key-lock principle. Today, modern science has been developing host-guest chemistry, a strategy of supramolecular chemistry for designing interactions of analytes with synthetic receptors. This can be realized, e.g., by self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) or molecular imprinting. The strategies are used for solid phase extraction (SPE), but preferably in developing recognition layers of chemical sensors. View Full-Text
Keywords: chemical and biochemical recognition; molecular imprinting; artificial antibodies; self-assembled layers; transducers chemical and biochemical recognition; molecular imprinting; artificial antibodies; self-assembled layers; transducers
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Dickert, F.L. Biomimetic Receptors and Sensors. Sensors 2014, 14, 22525-22531.

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