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Special Issue "Nanomaterials for Sensors"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Sensor Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2021).

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Dr. Paolo Bertoncello
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Systems and Process Engineering Centre, College of Engineering, Swansea University, Bay Campus, Crymlyn Burrows, Swansea SA1 8EN, UK
Interests: electrochemiluminescence; sensors; thin films; electrochemistry
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Dear Colleagues,

Nanomaterials have attracted considerable attention in many technological fields, one of them the electroanalytical field in which tailored nanostructured materials deposited on electrode surfaces enhance sensitivity and confer proper selectivity. This has led to the development of chemically modified electrodes, sensors, and biosensors for the detection of a variety of analytes of interest in medical diagnostics, environmental monitoring, etc.. This Special Issue aims at collecting reviews and recent papers on the latest developments of nanomaterials (metal nanoparticles, polymers and polymer composites, carbon nanomaterials, and enzymes) and their use in electroanalytical applications.

Dr. Paolo Bertoncello
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • chemically modified electrodes 
  • enzymes, biosensors
  • voltammetric sensors
  • carbon nanomaterials
  • polymers

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Voltammetry at Hexamethyl-P-Terphenyl Poly(Benzimidazolium) (HMT-PMBI)-Coated Glassy Carbon Electrodes: Charge Transport Properties and Detection of Uric and Ascorbic Acid
Sensors 2020, 20(2), 443; https://doi.org/10.3390/s20020443 - 13 Jan 2020
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We describe the voltammetric behavior of an anion-exchange membrane, hexamethyl-p-terphenyl poly(benzimidazolium) (HMT-PMBI). The anion-exchange properties of HMT-PMBI chemically modified electrodes were investigated using K4Fe(CN)6 and K2IrCl6 as redox probes. The permselectivity properties of HMT-PMBI chemically modified electrodes [...] Read more.
We describe the voltammetric behavior of an anion-exchange membrane, hexamethyl-p-terphenyl poly(benzimidazolium) (HMT-PMBI). The anion-exchange properties of HMT-PMBI chemically modified electrodes were investigated using K4Fe(CN)6 and K2IrCl6 as redox probes. The permselectivity properties of HMT-PMBI chemically modified electrodes were ascertained using tris(2-2’)bipyridyl-ruthenium(II) chloride Ru(bpy)32+. Cyclic voltammetry and chronoamperometry were utilized to extract parameters such as the concentration of the redox mediators inside the films and the apparent diffusion coefficients. We found the concentration of K4Fe(CN)6 and K2IrCl6 redox species within HMT-PMBI-coated films to be on the order of 0.04–0.1 mol·dm−3, and values of Dapp ca. 10−10–10−9 cm2·s−1. To evaluate the possibility of using such a polymer coating in electroanalysis, HMT-PMBI-modified electrodes were utilized for the voltammetric detection of uric acid in artificial urine, Surine® and ascorbic acid in Vitamin C samples. The results showed that HMT-PMBI-coated electrodes can detect uric acid in Surine® with a limit of detection (LoD) of 7.7 µM, sensitivity of 0.14 µA·µM−1·cm−2, and linear range between 5 μM and 200 μM, whereas for Vitamin C tablets, the LoD is 41.4 µM, the sensitivity is 0.08 µA·µM−1·cm−2, and the linear range is between 25 μM and 450 μM. Full article
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Novel Enzyme-Free Multifunctional Bentonite/Polypyrrole/Silver Nanocomposite Sensor for Hydrogen Peroxide Detection over a Wide pH Range
Sensors 2019, 19(20), 4442; https://doi.org/10.3390/s19204442 - 14 Oct 2019
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Precise designs of low-cost and efficient catalysts for the detection of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) over wide ranges of pH are important in various environmental applications. Herein, a versatile and ecofriendly approach is presented for the rational design of ternary [...] Read more.
Precise designs of low-cost and efficient catalysts for the detection of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) over wide ranges of pH are important in various environmental applications. Herein, a versatile and ecofriendly approach is presented for the rational design of ternary bentonite-silylpropyl-polypyrrole/silver nanoarchitectures (denoted as BP-PS-PPy/Ag) via the in-situ photo polymerization of pyrrole with salinized bentonite (BP-PS) in the presence of silver nitrate. The Pyrrolyl-functionalized silane (PS) is used as a coupling agent for tailoring the formation of highly exfoliated BP-PS-PPy sheet-like nanostructures ornamented with monodispersed Ag nanoparticles (NPs). Taking advantage of the combination between the unique physicochemical properties of BP-PS-PPy and the outstanding catalytic merits of Ag nanoparticles (NPs), the as-synthesized BP-PS-PPy/Ag shows a superior electrocatalytic reduction and high-detection activity towards H2O2 under different pH conditions (from 3 to 10). Intriguingly, the UV-light irradiation significantly enhances the electroreduction activity of H2O2 substantially, compared with the dark conditions, due to the high photoelectric response properties of Ag NPs. Moreover, BP-PS-PPy/Ag achived a quick current response with a detection limit at 1 μM within only 1 s. Our present approach is green, facile, scalable and renewable. Full article
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