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Biosensors 2015, 5(4), 712-735; doi:10.3390/bios5040712

Recent Advances in Electrochemical Biosensors Based on Fullerene-C60 Nano-Structured Platforms

AXES Research Group, Department of Chemistry, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
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Academic Editors: Prabir Patra and Ashish Aphale
Received: 9 September 2015 / Revised: 1 October 2015 / Accepted: 14 October 2015 / Published: 23 November 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Graphene and Carbon Nanotube Based Biosensors)
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Nanotechnology is becoming increasingly important in the field of (bio)sensors. The performance and sensitivity of biosensors is greatly improved with the integration of nanomaterials into their construction. Since its first discovery, fullerene-C60 has been the object of extensive research. Its unique and favorable characteristics of easy chemical modification, conductivity, and electrochemical properties has led to its tremendous use in (bio)sensor applications. This paper provides a concise review of advances in fullerene-C60 research and its use as a nanomaterial for the development of biosensors. We examine the research work reported in the literature on the synthesis, functionalization, approaches to nanostructuring electrodes with fullerene, and outline some of the exciting applications in the field of (bio)sensing. View Full-Text
Keywords: nanotechnology; nanostructures; nano-bio hybrids; fullerene-biomolecule; biosensors nanotechnology; nanostructures; nano-bio hybrids; fullerene-biomolecule; biosensors
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Pilehvar, S.; De Wael, K. Recent Advances in Electrochemical Biosensors Based on Fullerene-C60 Nano-Structured Platforms. Biosensors 2015, 5, 712-735.

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