Carbon nanotubes and their potential applications in developing electrochemical biosensors for the detection of analytes in food

Leonor Guadarrama-Fernández, Angélica G. Mendoza-Madrigal, Jorge Chanona-Pérez, Arturo Manzo Robledo, Georgina Calderón-Domínguez, F. Xavier Rius, Pascal Blondeau, Jordi Riu

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    Abstract

    Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have interesting chemical and physical properties. Since their discovery in the early 1990s, the structure and applications of CNT have been studied. The application of CNT, which we will focus on, is the development of sensors for detecting analytes in food. In order to have a better understanding of how and where to use CNT, a brief review is given. The topics include the description of types, structure, and synthesis of CNT and the characterization methods of CNTs that are most employed today, such as scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and Raman spectroscopy. We also present some biosensors that have been developed with CNT for the food industry.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationFood Engineering Series
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages231-242
    Number of pages12
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015

    Publication series

    NameFood Engineering Series
    ISSN (Print)1571-0297

    Keywords

    • Carbon nanotubes
    • Food industry
    • Photoelectron spectroscopy
    • Raman spectroscopy
    • Scanning electron microscopy
    • Structure
    • Synthesis
    • Transmission electron microscopy
    • Types

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