Carbon Dots and Graphene Quantum Dots in Electrochemical Biosensing



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Campuzano Ruiz, Susana and Yáñez Sedeño, Paloma and Pingarrón Carrazón, José Manuel (2019) Carbon Dots and Graphene Quantum Dots in Electrochemical Biosensing. Nanomaterials, 9 (4). p. 634. ISSN 2079-4991

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Graphene quantum dots (GQDs) and carbon dots (CDs) are among the latest research frontiers in carbon-based nanomaterials. They provide interesting attributes to current electrochemical biosensing due to their intrinsic low toxicity, high solubility in many solvents, excellent electronic properties, robust chemical inertness, large specific surface area, abundant edge sites for functionalization, great biocompatibility, low cost, and versatility, as well as their ability for modification with attractive surface chemistries and other modifiers/nanomaterials. In this review article, the use of GQDs and CDs as signal tags or electrode surface modifiers to develop electrochemical biosensing strategies is critically discussed through the consideration of representative approaches reported in the last five years. The advantages and disadvantages arising from the use of GQDs and CDs in this context are outlined together with the still required work to fulfil the characteristics needed to achieve suitable electrochemical enzymatic and affinity biosensors with applications in the real world.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:carbon dots; graphene quantum dots; electrochemical biosensing; electrode modifiers; nanocarriers
Subjects:Sciences > Chemistry > Analytic chemistry
ID Code:66763
Deposited On:19 Jul 2021 14:21
Last Modified:20 Jul 2021 07:24

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