Next Article in Journal
Driving-Simulator-Based Test on the Effectiveness of Auditory Red-Light Running Vehicle Warning System Based on Time-To-Collision Sensor
Next Article in Special Issue
Hybrid Integrated Label-Free Chemical and Biological Sensors
Previous Article in Journal
Investigating Energy-Saving Potentials in the Cloud
Previous Article in Special Issue
Electrochemical Determination of Glycoalkaloids Using a Carbon Nanotubes-Phenylboronic Acid Modified Glassy Carbon Electrode
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessReview
Sensors 2014, 14(2), 3604-3630; doi:10.3390/s140203604

Conducting Polymer-Based Nanohybrid Transducers: A Potential Route to High Sensitivity and Selectivity Sensors

1
School of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-742, Korea
2
Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
3
Department of Polymer Engineering, Graduate School, Chonnam National University, Gwangju 500-757, Korea
4
Alan G. MacDiarmid Energy Research Institute, School of Polymer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Chonnam National University, Gwangju 500-757, Korea
These authors contributed equally to this work.
*
Authors to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 15 January 2014 / Revised: 11 February 2014 / Accepted: 12 February 2014 / Published: 20 February 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Biological and Chemical Sensors)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [1588 KB, uploaded 21 June 2014]   |  

Abstract

The development of novel sensing materials provides good opportunities to realize previously unachievable sensor performance. In this review, conducting polymer-based nanohybrids are highlighted as innovative transducers for high-performance chemical and biological sensing devices. Synthetic strategies of the nanohybrids are categorized into four groups: (1) impregnation, followed by reduction; (2) concurrent redox reactions; (3) electrochemical deposition; (4) seeding approach. Nanocale hybridization of conducting polymers with inorganic components can lead to improved sorption, catalytic reaction and/or transport behavior of the material systems. The nanohybrids have thus been used to detect nerve agents, toxic gases, volatile organic compounds, glucose, dopamine, and DNA. Given further advances in nanohybrids synthesis, it is expected that sensor technology will also evolve, especially in terms of sensitivity and selectivity. View Full-Text
Keywords: conducting polymer; nanohybrids; transducers; chemical sensors; biosensors conducting polymer; nanohybrids; transducers; chemical sensors; biosensors
Figures

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Park, S.J.; Kwon, O.S.; Lee, J.E.; Jang, J.; Yoon, H. Conducting Polymer-Based Nanohybrid Transducers: A Potential Route to High Sensitivity and Selectivity Sensors. Sensors 2014, 14, 3604-3630.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Sensors EISSN 1424-8220 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top