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Sensors 2017, 17(2), 391;

Nanomaterials for the Selective Detection of Hydrogen Sulfide in Air

MINOS-EMaS, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, E-43007 Tarragona, Spain
CNRS, Institut Pascal, Université Clermont Auvergne, F-63000 Clermont-Ferrand, France
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Academic Editor: W. Rudolf Seitz
Received: 23 January 2017 / Revised: 13 February 2017 / Accepted: 15 February 2017 / Published: 17 February 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Gas Nanosensors)
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This paper presents a focused review on the nanomaterials and associated transduction schemes that have been developed for the selective detection of hydrogen sulfide. It presents a quite comprehensive overview of the latest developments, briefly discusses the hydrogen sulfide detection mechanisms, identifying the reasons for the selectivity (or lack of) observed experimentally. It critically reviews performance, shortcomings, and identifies missing or overlooked important aspects. It identifies the most mature/promising materials and approaches for achieving inexpensive hydrogen sulfide sensors that could be employed in widespread, miniaturized, and inexpensive detectors and, suggests what research should be undertaken for ensuring that requirements are met. View Full-Text
Keywords: hydrogen sulfide; gas sensor; nanomaterials; air quality monitoring hydrogen sulfide; gas sensor; nanomaterials; air quality monitoring

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Llobet, E.; Brunet, J.; Pauly, A.; Ndiaye, A.; Varenne, C. Nanomaterials for the Selective Detection of Hydrogen Sulfide in Air. Sensors 2017, 17, 391.

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