Microchimica Acta

, 185:89 | Cite as

Voltammetric sensing based on the use of advanced carbonaceous nanomaterials: a review

  • Ankita Sinha
  • Dhanjai
  • Rajeev Jain
  • Huimin Zhao
  • Priyanka Karolia
  • Nimisha Jadon
Review Article

Abstract

This review (with 210 references) summarizes recent developments in the design of voltammetric chemical sensors and biosensors based on the use of carbon nanomaterials (CNMs). It is divided into subsections starting with an introduction into the field and a description of its current state. This is followed by a large section on various types of voltammetric sensors and biosensors using CNMs with subsections on sensors based on the use of carbon nanotubes, graphene, graphene oxides, graphene nanoribbons, fullerenes, ionic liquid composites with CNMs, carbon nanohorns, diamond nanoparticles, carbon dots, carbon nanofibers and mesoporous carbon. The third section gives conclusion and an outlook. Tables are presented on the application of such sensors to voltammetric detection of neurotransmitters, metabolites, dietary minerals, proteins, heavy metals, gaseous molecules, pharmaceuticals, environmental pollutants, food, beverages, cosmetics, commercial goods and drugs of abuse. The authors also describe advanced approaches for the fabrication of robust functional carbon nano(bio)sensors for voltammetric quantification of multiple targets.

Graphical Abstract

Featuring execellent electrical, catalytic and surface properies, CNMs have gained enormous attention for designing voltammetric sensors and biosensors. Functionalized CNM-modified electrode interfaces have demonstrated their prominent role in biological, environmental, pharmaceutical, chemical, food and industrial analysis.

Keywords

Nanosensors Carbon nanotubes Graphene Graphene oxide Fullerene Carbon nanohorns Diamond nanoparticles Carbon dots Carbon nanofibers 

Abbreviations

AchE

Acetyl cholesterase

AC

Acetaminophen

ABPE

Acetylene black paste electrode

ART

Artemisinin

ATPES

3-Aminopropyltriethoxysilane

2AP

2-Aminophenol

4AP

4-Aminophenol

APBA

3-Aminophenylboronic acid

AD

Adenine

ASV

Anodic stripping voltammetry

BPA

Bisphenol A

βCD

Polymerised beta cyclodextrin

BSA

Bovine serum albumin

CNMs

Carbon nanomaterials

CNTs

Carbon nanotubes

C60

Fullerenes

CILs

Carbon ionic liquid

cMWCNTs

Carboxy functionalized multiwalled carbon nanotubes

CNF

Carbon nanofiber

CCE

Ceramic carbon electrode

CPE

Carbon paste electrode

Ce-IP

Cerium imprinted

CEA

Carcinoembryonic antigen

4-CP

4-Chlorophenol

CC

Catechol

Chit

Chitosan

COD

Codeine

Cys

cysteamine

CA 15-3

Breast cancer biomarker carbohydrate antigen

CFH

Human complement factor H

CA

Calixarene

ConA

Concanavalin A

CJ

cis-Jasmone

CMV PP 65

Cytomegalovirus pp65 antigen

CV

Cyclic voltammetry

DES

Diethylstilbestrol

DVD

Digital versatile disc

DA

Dopamine

DNPs

Diamond nanoparticles

DPV

Differential pulse voltammetry

DPAdSV

Adsorptive stripping differential pulse voltammetry

ERGO

Electrochemically reduced graphene oxide

EP

Epinephrine

ETEC F4

Escherichia coli F4

ErGONRs

Electrochemically reduced graphene oxide nanoribbons

ERC60NRs

Electrochemically reduced fullerenes nanorods

EthP

Ethyl paraben

FeN4

Iron N4 macrocycle

GR

Graphene

GO

Graphene oxide

rGO

Reduced graphene oxide

GNR

Graphene nanoribbons

GRF

Graphene nanoflakes

GCE

Glassy carbon electrode

GOx

Glucose oxidase

GUA

Guaiacol

GLDH

Glutaraldehyde dehydrogenase

GU

Guanine

HCTZ

Hydrochlorothiazide

HRP

Horse raddish peroxidase

HQ

Hydroquinone

HVA

Homovanilinic acid

hCG

human chorionic gonadotropin

HPtC

hollow platinum carbon chain

ImAS

Imidazolium alkoxysilane

IP

Isoprenaline

LMP-1

Latent membrane protein

LV

Levofloxacin

L-cys

L-cystein

Lip

Lipase

LD

Levodopa

LOx

Lactate oxidase

LSV

Linear sweep voltammetry

MPC

Mesoporous carbon

MAL

Macckia aurensis lectin

MIP

Molecularly imprinted polymers

MDA

Malondialdehyde

naf

Nafion

NE

Norepinephrine

NDG

Nanodiamond graphite electrode

OPs

Organophosphates

OMPCPE

Ordered mesoporous carbon paste electrode

PIDTC

1,4-Phenylene diisothiocyanate

PAMAM

Polyamidoamine

PME

Polymelamine

PEDOT

Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)

PoAP

Poly(o-aminophenol)

PTH

Polythionine

PAH

Poly(allylamine hydrochloride)

pTPP

Polytetraphenylporphyrin

PPy

Polypyrrole

PRL

Prolactin

PDDA

(Poly(diallyldimethylammonium chloride)

POM

Polyoxometalate anion

pCu2O

Porous cuprous oxide

pAP

p-Aminophenol

PGLY

Polyglycine

PAA

Polycyclic aromatic amines

PPX

Pramipexole

Ph-NH

Phenyl amine

PTA

Phosphotungstic acid

PT

Paracetamol

PTCA

3,4,9,10-Perylene tetracarboxylic acid

PCT

Procalcitonin

PIL

Pyrrolidinium ionic liquid

QDs

Quantum dots

ssDNA

Single strand DNA

SCX8

p-Sulphonated calix-8-arene

SWV

Square wave voltammetry

SWAdSV

Adsorptive stripping square wave voltammetry

Tyr

Tyrosine

TH-MGRA-AuNSs

Thionin-functionalized multiple graphene aerogel gold nanostars

TRN

Triamterene

TET

Tetracycline

TOAB+

Tetraoctylammonium bromide

TR

Thioridazine

UA

Uric acid

VAN

Vanilline

ZrO2

Zirconium dioxide

Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

The author(s) declare that they have no competing interests.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ankita Sinha
    • 1
    • 2
  • Dhanjai
    • 2
    • 3
  • Rajeev Jain
    • 2
  • Huimin Zhao
    • 1
  • Priyanka Karolia
    • 2
  • Nimisha Jadon
    • 4
  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Industrial Ecology and Environmental Engineering (Ministry of Education, China), School of Environmental Science and TechnologyDalian University of TechnologyDalianPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.School of Studies in ChemistryJiwaji UniversityGwaliorIndia
  3. 3.CAS Key Laboratory of Separation Science for Analytical Chemistry, Dalian Institute of Chemical PhysicsChinese Academy of SciencesDalianPeople’s Republic of China
  4. 4.School of Studies in Environmental ChemistryJiwaji UniversityGwaliorIndia

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