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"Serious and independent sources of information such as Current Analytical Chemistry are desired and will expand the knowledge in qualitative as well as quantitative analytical operations."
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Analytical scientists due to unique properties of nanomaterials increased fabrications of nanostructure analytical sensors in
the recent years. Nano-materials with high surface area and good stability are good choice for improving sensitivity analytical
sensor for food, biological and pharmaceutical compounds analyses. Nano-material such as carbon nanotubes, metal oxide nanoparticles,
graphene, polymer nanostructures and etc. suggested for application in analytical techniques such as voltammetry,
spectroscopy, and chromatography. The published papers confirmed high quality of nanomaterials for improving trace level
analysis of important food, pharmaceutical and environmental analysis. Therefore, recent modified methods were used nanomaterials
as important part in fabrication of novel analytical sensors.
The scope of this issue focuses on the strategies for determination of food, biological, pharmaceutical and environmental
compounds using modified nanostructure sensors. This special issue included 7 reviews and 3 research article about application
of nanomaterials in fabrication of analytical sensors.
In paper 1, Faridbod et al., described a review paper about the graphene quantum dots in fabrication of electrochemical sensors/
biosensors. They discuss about the ways synthesis of graphene quantum dots and fabricated sensors or biosensors modified
with graphene quantum dots.
In paper 2, the electrochemical sensors modified with various nanomaterials discussed for determination of sulfonamides. In
this paper, history of developing voltammetric sensors based on nanomaterials for the detection of sulfonamides including sulfadiazine,
sulfamethoxazole, sulfacetamide, sulfadimethoxine, sulfathiazole, sulfamethiazole and sulfamerazine is reviewed.
In paper 3, new emerging one-dimensional nanostructure materials for gas sensing application described by Bharti et al.
This review focused for application of nanomaterials in fabrication of gas sensors.
In paper 4, the ability of metal-based nanoparticles as conductive mediators in electrochemical sensors was investigated.
The metal-based nanoparticles such as Au nanoparticle, Pt nanoparticle, Fe3O4 nanoparticle and etc. is reviewed by Karimi-
Maleh et al.
In paper 5, application of advanced electrochemical methods with nanomaterial-based electrodes as powerful tools for trace
analysis of drugs and toxic compounds is reviewed.
In paper 6, Pourbasheer et al discussed recent advanced in biosensors based nanostructure for pharmaceutical analysis (~ 73
In paper 7, development of novel nanocomposites based on graphene/graphene oxide and electrochemical sensor applications.
In the paper 8, simultaneous determination of epinephrine and tyrosine using a glassy carbon electrode amplified with ZnOPt/
CNTs nanocomposite described by Samadzadeh et al.
In paper 9, we describe application of CdO decorated single wall carbon nanotubes as a conductive nanomaterial for modification
of carbon paste electrode. The nanostructure sensor showed high sensitivity for determination of tertbutylhydroxyanisole
as a food antioxidant.
In paper 10, the role of NiO nanoparticle decorated single wall carbon nanotubes discussed for fabrication of new electrochemical
sensor for determination of mycophenolate mofetil by Hosseini et al.
I hope that in the special issue of Current Analytical Chemistry that collected in different fields relative to the application of
nanomaterial for fabrication of analytical sensors useful for readers.
Plasticizers are organic compounds added to polymers to facilitate processing and increase flexibility and toughness of the
final product by internal modification of the polymer molecule. Many plasticizers are considered as endocrine disruptors and
show activity on the reproductive system or act as carcinogens. They can be released into the environment through leaching
from final products and during manufacturing processes. The most commonly used plasticizers are phthalates, which comprise
approximately 90% of plasticizer production in the world. Since phthalates are not chemically bound to the materials they are
used in, they can be released from the products that contain them, for instance into water and air. There is public concern about
phthalates because of their widespread use and occurrence in the environment as well as their potential effects on human health.
Other organic contaminants highly used as plasticizers are alkylphenols, namely octylphenol and nonylphenol, bisphenol A or
benzophenone. The analysis of all these compounds relies on the use of methods allowing their unequivocal identification in
complex environmental matrices. Gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry or high-performance liquid chromatography
coupled with tandem mass spectrometry are the most commonly used techniques for the analysis of these compounds. Furthermore,
metabolomics, the comprehensive analysis of metabolites in a biological system, which provides detailed information
about the biochemical /physiological status of a biological system and the changes caused by chemicals, can be used to assess
the toxicity of food plasticizers.
Aim of this thematic issue on Biopolymers and Biocomposites: Chemistry and Technology in journal Current Analytical
Chemistry to disseminate critical review and research findings in the area of biopolymers and biocomposites focusing on the
chemistry and technology aspects of the materials. This special issue consists of research and review articles in the areas of
chemistry and technology of biopolymers and biocomposites contributed by experts from worldwide. In this special issue we
covered vast topics such as A review on phenolic resin, Thermo-mechanical properties of flax fibre reinforced composites,
Next generation biomimetic bone tissue engineering from PLA/CaCO3 composites, Nanocrystalline cellulose as reinforcement
for polymeric matrix nanocomposites and its potential applications: A Review, Seaweeds as renewable sources for biopolymers
and its composites: A review, Recent Advances in Silver Nanoparticle Containing Biopolymer Nanocomposites for Infectious
Disease Control – A Mini Review, On the Effects of Geometrical Shapes in Failure Modes in Natural – Conventional Fiber
Reinforced Composite Tube (A review), New Generation Antibacterial Nanofibrous Membrane for Potential Water Filtration,
Review of kenaf reinforced hybrid biocomposites: Potential in defence applications, and Starch Cellulosic Bio-composites: A
Sustainable and Multifunctional Material for Green Technology from leading experts from Malaysia, Canada, Saudi Arabia,
UK, UAE, Denmark, Australia, Libya, and Qatar.
We are highly thankful to all authors who contributed in to this special issue and make made our thoughtful idea possible in
to bring in reality. Besides, that we are also thankful to Bentham Science Publishers and their supporting team, especially Mr.
Syed Faizan Akhtar, for helping assisting us during preparation till finalization of our this thematic special issue.