Applications of Calixarenes as Potential Ionophores for Electrochemical Sensors

Author(s): Rasha M. El Nashar, Hebat Allah A. Wagdy, Hassan Y. Aboul-Enein.

Journal Name: Current Analytical Chemistry

Volume 5 , Issue 3 , 2009

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Abstract:

Supramolecular ionophores have in the few past years gained increasing interest in the field of analytical chemistry because of their large varieties and applications in chemical sensors. Calixarenes are considered an important class of supramolecular compounds used in construction of many electrochemical sensors in the past years. This review discusses the main applications of calixarenes in the assay of pharmaceutical, biological and inorganic compounds using electrochemical sensors from 2001 up-to-date.

Keywords: Supramolecular ionophores, Calixarene, Electrochemical sensors, Alkali metals, Lanthanides, Potentiometry, Voltammetry

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VOLUME: 5
ISSUE: 3
Year: 2009
Page: [249 - 270]
Pages: 22
DOI: 10.2174/157341109788680273
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