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Paving the Way for a Green Transition in the Design of Sensors and Biosensors for the Detection of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

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Department of Chemistry, University of Florence and CSGI, Via della Lastruccia 3, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, FI, Italy
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BioPren Group, Inorganic Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Sciences, University of Cordoba, 14014 Cordoba, Spain
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Biosensors 2022, 12(2), 51; https://doi.org/10.3390/bios12020051
Received: 27 December 2021 / Revised: 13 January 2022 / Accepted: 18 January 2022 / Published: 19 January 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Biosensors for Diagnosis and Monitoring)
The efficient and selective detection of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) provides key information for various purposes ranging from the toxicological analysis of indoor/outdoor environments to the diagnosis of diseases or to the investigation of biological processes. In the last decade, different sensors and biosensors providing reliable, rapid, and economic responses in the detection of VOCs have been successfully conceived and applied in numerous practical cases; however, the global necessity of a sustainable development, has driven the design of devices for the detection of VOCs to greener methods. In this review, the most recent and innovative VOC sensors and biosensors with sustainable features are presented. The sensors are grouped into three of the main industrial sectors of daily life, including environmental analysis, highly important for toxicity issues, food packaging tools, especially aimed at avoiding the spoilage of meat and fish, and the diagnosis of diseases, crucial for the early detection of relevant pathological conditions such as cancer and diabetes. The research outcomes presented in the review underly the necessity of preparing sensors with higher efficiency, lower detection limits, improved selectivity, and enhanced sustainable characteristics to fully address the sustainable manufacturing of VOC sensors and biosensors. View Full-Text
Keywords: biosensors; VOCs; environmental; packaging; diagnostic; pollution biosensors; VOCs; environmental; packaging; diagnostic; pollution
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Cova, C.M.; Rincón, E.; Espinosa, E.; Serrano, L.; Zuliani, A. Paving the Way for a Green Transition in the Design of Sensors and Biosensors for the Detection of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). Biosensors 2022, 12, 51. https://doi.org/10.3390/bios12020051

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Cova CM, Rincón E, Espinosa E, Serrano L, Zuliani A. Paving the Way for a Green Transition in the Design of Sensors and Biosensors for the Detection of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). Biosensors. 2022; 12(2):51. https://doi.org/10.3390/bios12020051

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Cova, Camilla M., Esther Rincón, Eduardo Espinosa, Luis Serrano, and Alessio Zuliani. 2022. "Paving the Way for a Green Transition in the Design of Sensors and Biosensors for the Detection of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)" Biosensors 12, no. 2: 51. https://doi.org/10.3390/bios12020051

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