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Authors: Hassani S, Momtaz S, Vakhshiteh F, Maghsoudi AS, Ganjali MR, Norouzi P, Abdollahi M
Article Title: Biosensors and their applications in detection of organophosphorus pesticides in the environment.
Publication date: 2017
Journal: Archives of Toxicology
Volume: 91
Issue: (1)
Page numbers: 109-130.
DOI: 10.1007/s00204-016-1875-8

Abstract: This review discusses the past and recent advancements of biosensors focusing on detection of organophosphorus pesticides (OPs) due to their exceptional use during the last decades. Apart from agricultural benefits, OPs also impose adverse toxicological effects on animal and human population. Conventional approaches such as chromatographic techniques used for pesticide detection are associated with several limitations. A biosensor technology is unique due to the detection sensitivity, selectivity, remarkable performance capabilities, simplicity and on-site operation, fabrication and incorporation with nanomaterials. This study also provided specifications of the most OPs biosensors reported until today based on their transducer system. In addition, we highlighted the application of advanced complementary materials and analysis techniques in OPs detection systems. The availability of these new materials associated with new sensing techniques has led to introduction of easy-to-use analytical tools of high sensitivity and specificity in the design and construction of OPs biosensors. In this review, we elaborated the achievements in sensing systems concerning innovative nanomaterials and analytical techniques with emphasis on OPs
Template and target information: Review - biosensors for detection of organophosphorus pesticides
Author keywords: Organophosphorus pesticides (OPs), Biosensor detection of OPs, nanomaterials


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