Special Issue "Colorimetric Nanosensors"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2018).
Interests: sensors; optical chemosensors; dyes; nanomaterials; optoelectronic noses and tongues
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The development of colorimetric sensors has been a main trend in the last decades, with several groups worldwide preparing novel chemical sensing systems. They are usually cheap, versatile and can be printed on the surfaces. However, the main advantages currently include the possibility of designing naked eye systems or easily measuring colour changes using smartphones, cameras, or other image capturing systems. Few technologies are as advanced or as inexpensive as visual imaging. Traditionally, the most common approaches to colorimetric sensors was provided by (i) linking a chromophore with a receptor unit by means of a covalent bond, (ii) the use of competition assays between a dye bonded to a receptor and a certain analyte, and (iii) the use of new molecular systems that undergo guest-induced chemical reactions coupled to suitable colorimetric events. Recently, the incorporation of nanomaterials in the sensing systems has offered a full set of novel properties to be explored. This Special Issue is intended to be a timely and comprehensive issue on recent and emerging concepts and technologies in the area of chromogenic chemosensors including nanomaterials. Topics include, but are not limited to, sensors that include nanomaterials in the recognition moiety (i.e., hybrid supramolecular materials), in the signalling group (i.e., gold nanoparticles or quantum dots), or as vehicles for more complex events (i.e., aggregation processes or FRET). Furthermore, other areas such as chromogenic arrays or other emerging fields can be discussed. Research papers, short communications, and reviews are all welcome. If the author is interested in submitting a review, it would be helpful to discuss this with the Guest Editor before your submission.Assist. Prof. Dr. Jose V. Ros-Lis
Prof. Dr. Ramón Martínez-Máñez
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