Special Issue "Biomimetic Receptors and Sensors"

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A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Franz Dickert
Department of Analytical Chemistry, University of Vienna, Währinger Strasse 38, A-1090 Vienna, Austria
Website: http://chemie.univie.ac.at/
E-Mail: franz.dickert@univie.ac.at
Phone: +43 1 4277 52301
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Interests: mass sensitive transducers (QCM, SAW); fluorescence; surface chemistry; host guest chemistry; molecular imprinting

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Molecular Recognition has been the dominant challenge of chemistry over the last decades. According to J.-M. Lehn, tackling this challenge can lead to biomimetic receptors realized by supramolecular chemistry—molecular systems based on interactions between molecules and ions. In this way, innovative receptors can be designed mimicking biological analogues, such as antibodies and enzymes. These phenomena can be understood according to host–guest chemistry. Synthetic crown ethers, e.g. as synthesized by C.J. Pedersen, show a high selectivity to potassium ions, in analogy to the cyclic antibiotic valinomycin. Template-directed syntheses are often used to create synthetic receptors using biomimetic strategies. These ideas are further developed by molecular imprinting, embedding these receptors created by template-directed synthesis into a robust polymer. Furthermore, these processes are based on self-organisation without time-consuming synthesis. These biomimetic coatings can selectively bind both ions and neutral molecules to complex bioanalytes. SPE leads to cleaning and selective enrichment of analytes. These materials are favourably used as sensitive layers for sensors combined with a variety of transducer principles such as optical, electrochemical and mass-sensitive detection. Analytes are widely available from the environment, and applications are obvious for environmental challenges, bio/medical and process engineering monitoring. The size of analytes cover a wide range, from sub-nano-metre for molecules to micro-metre for biological particles.

Prof. Dr. Franz Dickert
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • biomimetic receptors
  • supramolecular and host-guest chemistry
  • templating
  • imprinted polymers
  • SPE
  • sensors
  • molecule and ion detection
  • bioanalytes

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Sensors 2014, 14(12), 22525-22531; doi:10.3390/s141222525
Received: 25 November 2014; Accepted: 25 November 2014 / Published: 27 November 2014
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Sensors 2014, 14(8), 13863-13912; doi:10.3390/s140813863
Received: 18 April 2014; in revised form: 16 July 2014 / Accepted: 21 July 2014 / Published: 30 July 2014
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Sensors 2014, 14(7), 12437-12450; doi:10.3390/s140712437
Received: 14 April 2014; in revised form: 25 June 2014 / Accepted: 9 July 2014 / Published: 11 July 2014
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Sensors 2014, 14(7), 11293-11307; doi:10.3390/s140711293
Received: 7 May 2014; in revised form: 16 June 2014 / Accepted: 18 June 2014 / Published: 25 June 2014
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Sensors 2014, 14(6), 11016-11030; doi:10.3390/s140611016
Received: 8 April 2014; in revised form: 12 June 2014 / Accepted: 17 June 2014 / Published: 20 June 2014
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Sensors 2014, 14(6), 9720-9737; doi:10.3390/s140609720
Received: 13 May 2014; in revised form: 26 May 2014 / Accepted: 26 May 2014 / Published: 30 May 2014
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Sensors 2014, 14(5), 8810-8820; doi:10.3390/s140508810
Received: 19 February 2014; in revised form: 28 April 2014 / Accepted: 13 May 2014 / Published: 19 May 2014
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Sensors 2014, 14(5), 8605-8632; doi:10.3390/s140508605
Received: 20 February 2014; in revised form: 30 April 2014 / Accepted: 6 May 2014 / Published: 16 May 2014
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Sensors 2014, 14(5), 7647-7654; doi:10.3390/s140507647
Received: 28 February 2014; in revised form: 11 April 2014 / Accepted: 24 April 2014 / Published: 25 April 2014
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Sensors 2014, 14(4), 7359-7373; doi:10.3390/s140407359
Received: 12 March 2014; in revised form: 14 April 2014 / Accepted: 21 April 2014 / Published: 23 April 2014
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Sensors 2013, 13(10), 12994-13004; doi:10.3390/s131012994
Received: 24 July 2013; in revised form: 5 August 2013 / Accepted: 16 August 2013 / Published: 26 September 2013
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Sensors 2013, 13(9), 12516-12526; doi:10.3390/s130912516
Received: 16 July 2013; in revised form: 6 September 2013 / Accepted: 11 September 2013 / Published: 17 September 2013
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Sensors 2013, 13(7), 9148-9159; doi:10.3390/s130709148
Received: 25 May 2013; in revised form: 27 June 2013 / Accepted: 10 July 2013 / Published: 16 July 2013
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