Nanomaterials 2013, 3(3), 524-549; doi:10.3390/nano3030524
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Current Trends in Sensors Based on Conducting Polymer Nanomaterials

1 Alan G. MacDiarmid Energy Research Institute, Department of Polymer and Fiber System Engineering, Chonnam National University, 77 Yongbong-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju 500-757, Korea 2 Department of Polymer Engineering, Graduate School, Chonnam National University, 77 Yongbong-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju 500-757, Korea 
Received: 18 July 2013; in revised form: 15 August 2013 / Accepted: 16 August 2013 / Published: 27 August 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanomaterials in Sensors)
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Abstract: Conducting polymers represent an important class of functional organic materials for next-generation electronic and optical devices. Advances in nanotechnology allow for the fabrication of various conducting polymer nanomaterials through synthesis methods such as solid-phase template synthesis, molecular template synthesis, and template-free synthesis. Nanostructured conducting polymers featuring high surface area, small dimensions, and unique physical properties have been widely used to build various sensor devices. Many remarkable examples have been reported over the past decade. The enhanced sensitivity of conducting polymer nanomaterials toward various chemical/biological species and external stimuli has made them ideal candidates for incorporation into the design of sensors. However, the selectivity and stability still leave room for improvement.
Keywords: conducting polymers; nanomaterials; chemical sensors; biosensors; polypyrrole; polyaniline; poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)

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