Special Issue "Functionalized Materials for Chemosensor Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2022) | Viewed by 4903
2. Faculty of Science, Department of Analytical Chemistry, Charles University, Hlavova 2030/8, CZ-128 43 Prague 2, Czech Republic
Interests: gas sensors; sensing materials; optical chemical sensors; Molecular devices and machines, sensor devices and sensor arrays
This Special Issue of Chemosensors is devoted to the techniques and procedures for the improvement of sensitivity and selectivity of sensing the chemical species in gas and liquid phase via the functionalization of the surface of the sensor elements.
Chemical sensors are nowadays used in many branches of industry, like environmental pollutants and food quality monitoring, health diagnostics, and the control of chemical processes. Although the field of chemical sensors has matured in recent decades, and many sensor systems are nowadays on the market, there still remain many limitations concerning both the sensitivity and the selectivity of the sensor response, operational temperature, and the lifetime of the sensor materials. Functionalization of sensor elements via metal doping, surface functionalization with organic compounds or polymers possessing molecular recognition properties, or using the nanostructured architecture of sensor materials, are promising ways of solving one or several of the above-mentioned limitations of modern chemosensors. The task of improving sensor selectivity is closely related to the clarification of the role of molecular recognition that can be introduced into the detection process, either via surface functionalization or the material architecture of the sensor material.
The aim of this Special Issue is to review the latest achievements in the functionalization of the sensor materials that result in the improvement of the operational stability, sensitivity, or selectivity of sensor response to specific classes of chemical compounds, both in gas and liquid phases. The examples of sensor selectivity enhancement by the use of functionalization methods and mechanisms of molecular recognition will be reported. The topics to be included in this Special Issue are:
- New materials for chemical sensors
- Ion doping functionalization
- Surface functionalization by covalent bonding
- Surface functionalization by electrostatic binding
- Surface functionalization via polymer films deposition
- Functionalization via nanostructured architecture of sensor materials
- Sensor parameters improvement due to surface functionalization
- Molecular recognition of functionalized sensor materials
On behalf of the Guest Editor and the Editor-in Chief, we encourage you to submit your work to this Special Issue.
Dr. Juraj Dian
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- solid state sensor
- gas sensor
- liquid sensor
- nanostructured materials
- composite materials
- conductive polymers
- imprinted polymers
- surface functionalization
- molecular recognition
- host–guest interaction
- key–lock interaction
- sensors array
- chemical sensing mechanism