Polyelectrolyte-graphene Nanocomposites for Biosensing Applications

Author(s): Dimitrios Priftis

Journal Name: Current Organic Chemistry

Volume 19 , Issue 18 , 2015

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Due to their unique structure, the optical and mechanical properties graphene and its derivatives (e.g. graphene oxide, reduced graphene oxide) have captured the attention of a constantly increasing number of scientists with regards to biomolecule sensing. This mini review focuses on one specific type of sensor, that consisting of graphene and polyelectrolytes. Polyelectrolyte-graphene nanocomposites exhibit outstanding detection capabilities by synergistically combining the characteristics of both components, outperforming traditional sensors in many cases. Characteristics and mechanistic details of the most important polyelectrolyte-graphene based sensors will be discussed in detail in addition to some current challenges and future perspectives.

Keywords: Polyelectrolytes, graphene, nanocomposites, sensors, hybrid materials.

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Year: 2015
Page: [1819 - 1827]
Pages: 9
DOI: 10.2174/1385272819666150526005557

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