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Recent Advances in Electrochemical Biosensors Based on Fullerene-C60 Nano-Structured Platforms.

Pilehvar S, De Wael K - Biosensors (Basel) (2015)

Bottom Line: The performance and sensitivity of biosensors is greatly improved with the integration of nanomaterials into their construction.Since its first discovery, fullerene-C60 has been the object of extensive research.We examine the research work reported in the literature on the synthesis, functionalization, approaches to nanostructuring electrodes with fullerene, and outline some of the exciting applications in the field of (bio)sensing.

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Affiliation: AXES Research Group, Department of Chemistry, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium. Sanaz.pilehvar@uantwerpen.be.

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Nanotechnology is becoming increasingly important in the field of (bio)sensors. The performance and sensitivity of biosensors is greatly improved with the integration of nanomaterials into their construction. Since its first discovery, fullerene-C60 has been the object of extensive research. Its unique and favorable characteristics of easy chemical modification, conductivity, and electrochemical properties has led to its tremendous use in (bio)sensor applications. This paper provides a concise review of advances in fullerene-C60 research and its use as a nanomaterial for the development of biosensors. We examine the research work reported in the literature on the synthesis, functionalization, approaches to nanostructuring electrodes with fullerene, and outline some of the exciting applications in the field of (bio)sensing.

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(a) Diagrams of the C60-anti-human IgG-coated quartz crystal electrode for IgG, adapted from [69]; and (b) the fabrication of the electrochemical immunosensor for Escherichia coli O157:H7, adapted from [72].
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Recent Advances in Electrochemical Biosensors Based on Fullerene-C60 Nano-Structured Platforms.

Pilehvar S, De Wael K - Biosensors (Basel) (2015)

(a) Diagrams of the C60-anti-human IgG-coated quartz crystal electrode for IgG, adapted from [69]; and (b) the fabrication of the electrochemical immunosensor for Escherichia coli O157:H7, adapted from [72].
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biosensors-05-00712-f005: (a) Diagrams of the C60-anti-human IgG-coated quartz crystal electrode for IgG, adapted from [69]; and (b) the fabrication of the electrochemical immunosensor for Escherichia coli O157:H7, adapted from [72].
Bottom Line: The performance and sensitivity of biosensors is greatly improved with the integration of nanomaterials into their construction.Since its first discovery, fullerene-C60 has been the object of extensive research.We examine the research work reported in the literature on the synthesis, functionalization, approaches to nanostructuring electrodes with fullerene, and outline some of the exciting applications in the field of (bio)sensing.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: AXES Research Group, Department of Chemistry, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium. Sanaz.pilehvar@uantwerpen.be.

ABSTRACT
Nanotechnology is becoming increasingly important in the field of (bio)sensors. The performance and sensitivity of biosensors is greatly improved with the integration of nanomaterials into their construction. Since its first discovery, fullerene-C60 has been the object of extensive research. Its unique and favorable characteristics of easy chemical modification, conductivity, and electrochemical properties has led to its tremendous use in (bio)sensor applications. This paper provides a concise review of advances in fullerene-C60 research and its use as a nanomaterial for the development of biosensors. We examine the research work reported in the literature on the synthesis, functionalization, approaches to nanostructuring electrodes with fullerene, and outline some of the exciting applications in the field of (bio)sensing.

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Related in: MedlinePlus