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Biosensors 2014, 4(3), 301-317;

Piezoelectric Biosensors for Organophosphate and Carbamate Pesticides: A Review

Department of Chemistry "Ugo Schiff", University of Florence, Via della Lastruccia 3, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Florence, Italy
Received: 12 May 2014 / Revised: 28 July 2014 / Accepted: 7 August 2014 / Published: 9 September 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Piezoelectric Biosensors)
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Due to the great amount of pesticides currently being used, there is an increased interest for developing biosensors for their detection. Among all the physical transducers, piezoelectric systems have emerged as the most attractive due to their simplicity, low instrumentation costs, possibility for real-time and label-free detection and generally high sensitivity. This paper presents an overview of biosensors based on the quartz crystal microbalance, which have been reported in the literature for organophosphate and carbamate pesticide analysis. View Full-Text
Keywords: pesticide; organophosphate; carbamate; biosensor; piezoelectric pesticide; organophosphate; carbamate; biosensor; piezoelectric

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Marrazza, G. Piezoelectric Biosensors for Organophosphate and Carbamate Pesticides: A Review. Biosensors 2014, 4, 301-317.

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