Recent Advances in Analytical Techniques

Volume: 3

Electrospun Nanofibers: Functional and Attractive Materials for the Sensing and Separation Approaches in Analytical Chemistry

Author(s): Betul Unal, Fatma Ozturk Kirbay, Irem Yezer, Dilek Odaci Demirkol and Suna Timur

Pp: 134-178 (45)

DOI: 10.2174/9781681085722119030006

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Electrospinning was patented in 1902. This technology is attracting considerable research attention as a result of increasing demand to nanoscience and nanotechnology. Nanofiber structures (from 10 nm to 100 nm or bigger) have been obtained from synthetic and natural polymers via electrospinning techniques. The resulted electrospun nanofibers are used in various areas such as public health, biotechnology, environmental engineering, textile, defense industry, and energy deposition. Among them, analytical applications have a great potential as a sorbent for chromatographic separations and a modifier of surfaces in electrochemistry or spectroscopy. In this chapter, electrospun nanofibers based separation and detection systems will be explained in detail.

Keywords: Affinity membrane, Biosensor, Chromatographic sorbent bed, Electrospinning, Electrospun nanofiber, Filtration membranes, Immobilization matrix, Nanofiber, Nanomaterial, Nanotechnology.

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