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C 2017, 3(1), 8; doi:10.3390/c3010008

An Overview of Pesticide Monitoring at Environmental Samples Using Carbon Nanotubes-Based Electrochemical Sensors

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Department of Chemistry, Federal University of São Carlos, 13565-970 São Carlos, SP, Brazil
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Laboratório de Sensores Eletroquímicos (LabSensE), Departamento de Química, Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR), 81531-990 Curitiba, PR, Brazil
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Department of Nature Sciences, Mathematics and Education, Federal University of São Carlos, 13600-970 Araras, SP, Brazil
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Academic Editor: Craig E. Banks
Received: 4 February 2017 / Revised: 1 March 2017 / Accepted: 6 March 2017 / Published: 15 March 2017
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Abstract

Carbon nanotubes have received enormous attention in the development of electrochemical sensors by promoting electron transfer reactions, decreasing the work overpotential within great surface areas. The growing concerns about environmental health emphasized the necessity of continuous monitoring of pollutants. Pesticides have been successfully used to control agricultural and public health pests; however, intense use can cause a number of damages for biodiversity and human health. In this sense, carbon nanotubes-based electrochemical sensors have been proposed for pesticide monitoring combining different electrode modification strategies and electroanalytical techniques. In this paper, we provide a review of the recent advances in the use of carbon nanotubes for the construction of electrochemical sensors dedicated to the environmental monitoring of pesticides. Future directions, perspectives, and challenges are also commented. View Full-Text
Keywords: carbon nanotubes; electroanalysis; environmental samples; organophosphates; carbamates; pesticides carbon nanotubes; electroanalysis; environmental samples; organophosphates; carbamates; pesticides
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Wong, A.; Silva, T.A.; Caetano, F.R.; Bergamini, M.F.; Marcolino-Junior, L.H.; Fatibello-Filho, O.; Janegitz, B.C. An Overview of Pesticide Monitoring at Environmental Samples Using Carbon Nanotubes-Based Electrochemical Sensors. C 2017, 3, 8.

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