From the Preface
Electrochemical sensors occupy an enviable position amongst the analytical probes available for applied analytical chemistry, e.g. in process control and in the analysis of clinical, industrial and environmental samples. When compared to other analytical techniques (such as spectroscopy, mass spectrometry and chromatography) electrochemical techniques have continually proved to be more sensitive and selective towards redox-active organic and inorganic analytes, faster response times, more easily to be miniaturized (portability) for field or on-the-spot-analysis, and yet less expensive. The past 15 years have witnessed an unprecedented number of publications in electroanalysis because of the ever-increasing discovery and/or synthesis of many new electroactive materials suitable for the design and fabrication of high-performance electrochemical sensors.
This book is an attempt to provide some recent research topics in analytical electrochemistry notably, carbon naotube-based electrodes, diamond-based electrodes, metallophthalocyanine-based electrodes, field-effect potentiometric biosensors, impedance spectroscopy, voltammetry in coupled electrochemical techniques for trace metal analysis, microelectrochemistry for biomedical analysis, screen-printed electrodes, polyaniline polymers in peroxide-based amperometric sensors. Purposefully, authors invited for this book come from different countries across the globe and represent a broad range of researchers in electroanalytical materials and methods. It is difficult (if not impossible) to cover the vast areas of electroanalytical chemistry being constantly developed, however, the authors have, in remarkable different manners, addressed the main questions that bind this volume together: What constitute the design and fabrication strategies being explored and employed? What chemical and biological materials are being explored as potential and viable electrode materials in order to improve electrochemical response, i.e., linear concentration range, sensitivity, selectivity, detection limits, simplicity/portability, durability/stability and response time?
... [T]his book will be of valuable interests to electrochemists, analytical chemists, applied material scientists and scientific researchers in the environmental, biomedical and industrial fields. Research students in elelctroanalytical chemistry and their supervisors alike will find the book interesting, timely, and informative with over a thousand referenced recent articles.
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Book Description Transworld Research Network, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX8178952742