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Chemical Sensors Based on Molecularly Imprinted Sol-Gel Materials†
Department of Analytical Chemistry and Food Chemistry, Vienna University, Waehringer Strasse 38, A-1090 Vienna, Austria
† Dedicated to Professor Manfred Grasserbauer on the occasion of his 65th birthday.
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Received: 26 November 2009; in revised form: 27 January 2010 / Accepted: 23 March 2010 / Published: 24 March 2010
Abstract: The sol-gel technique is earning the worldwide attention of researchers in the field of material science, due to its versatility in synthesizing inorganic ceramic materials at mild conditions. High purity, homogeneity, controlled porosity, stable temperature and nanoscale structuring are the most remarkable features offered by this method for generating highly sensitive and selective matrices to incorporate analyte molecules. The crafting of sol-gel sensors through molecular imprinting has put great influence on the development of innovative chemical sensors, which can be seen from the growing number of publications in this field. The review provides a brief overview of sol-gel sensor applications, and discusses the contribution of molecular imprinting in exploring the new world of sensors.
Keywords: sol-gel; molecular recognition; sensors; molecular imprinting
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Mujahid, A.; Lieberzeit, P.A.; Dickert, F.L. Chemical Sensors Based on Molecularly Imprinted Sol-Gel Materials. Materials 2010, 3, 2196-2217.
Mujahid A, Lieberzeit PA, Dickert FL. Chemical Sensors Based on Molecularly Imprinted Sol-Gel Materials. Materials. 2010; 3(4):2196-2217.
Mujahid, Adnan; Lieberzeit, Peter A.; Dickert, Franz L. 2010. "Chemical Sensors Based on Molecularly Imprinted Sol-Gel Materials." Materials 3, no. 4: 2196-2217.