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Conducting Polymers Based Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors: Development and Applications

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2021) | Viewed by 290

Special Issue Editor

Department of Analytical Chemistry and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnologies, National University of Science and Technology Politehnica of Bucharest, 1-7 Gh. Polizu Street, 011061 Bucharest, Romania
Interests: electrochemical sensors and biosensors; instrumental analysis; electroanalysis; analytical chemistry; environmental analysis; modified electrodes; microelectrodes; conducting polymers; metal nanoparticles; nanocomposite materials
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The use of organic conducting polymers (CPs) in the development of electrochemical sensors and biosensors has been expanded tremendously in the last decade for the monitoring of key analytes in bio-medical, environmental, and food safety applications. CPs-based electrochemical sensors and biosensors have emerged as powerful analytical devices that can provide fast, reliable, sensitive, and versatile analytical measurements, including in vivo applications. Several CPs, such as polypyrrole (PPy), polyaniline (PANI), poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT), and their derivatives, have been intensively investigated in the electrode surfaces modification for sensing applications. The modulation of the electrochemical and electrocatalytic properties of CPs layers by incorporation of metal nanoparticles, redox mediators, carbon materials, and biomolecules ensures the improvement of the sensitivity and selectivity of the sensors.

This Special Issue aims to provide an overview of the recent progress and developments in the area of electrochemical (bio)sensors based on electrodes modified with CPs and (bio)composite materials including novel preparation and electropolymerization procedures, advanced sensing materials, innovative surface functionalization and detection strategies, and selected applications in the chemical sensing of various species like neurotransmitters, antioxidants, and organic and inorganic pollutants. Reviews and original research papers dealing with CPs-based electrochemical sensors fabrication, characterization, and applications in sensing of key analytes in bio-medical, agri-food, and environmental samples are welcome.

Prof. Dr. HDR Stelian Lupu
Guest Editor

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  • electrochemical sensors and biosensors
  • electroanalysis
  • conducting polymers
  • composite materials
  • surface functionalization
  • metal nanoparticles
  • neurotransmitters
  • antioxidants
  • organic and inorganic pollutants

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