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Biosens Bioelectron. 2017 Mar 15;89(Pt 1):234-248. doi: 10.1016/j.bios.2016.02.056. Epub 2016 Feb 23.

Introduction of selectivity and specificity to graphene using an inimitable combination of molecular imprinting and nanotechnology.

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1
Department of Applied Chemistry, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, Jharkhand 826004, India.
2
Smart Materials and Biodevices, Biosensors and Bioelectronics Centre, IFM-Linköpings Universitet, 581 83 Linköping, Sweden.
3
Department of Applied Chemistry, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, Jharkhand 826004, India. Electronic address: rshmmadhuri@gmail.com.
4
Functional Nanomaterials Research Laboratory, Department of Applied Physics, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, Jharkhand 826004, India.

Abstract

Recently, the nanostructured modified molecularly imprinting polymer has created a great attention in research field due to its excellent properties such as high surface to volume ratio, low cost, and easy preparation/handling. Among the nanostructured materials, the carbonaceous material such as 'graphene' has attracted the tremendous attention of researchers owing to their fascinating electrical, thermal and physical properties. In this review article, we have tried to explore as well as compile the role of graphene-based nanomaterials in the fabrication of imprinted polymers. In other words, herein the recent efforts made to introduce selectivity in graphene-based nanomaterials were tried collected together. The major concern of this review article is focused on the sensing devices fabricated via a combination of graphene, graphene@nanoparticles, graphene@carbon nanotubes and molecularly imprinted polymers. Additionally, the combination of graphene and quantum dots was also included to explore the fluorescence properties of zero-band-gap graphene.

KEYWORDS:

Graphene; Graphene decorated with nanoparticles; Imprinted polymers; Quantum dots; Sensing devices

PMID:
26952532
DOI:
10.1016/j.bios.2016.02.056
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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