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Nanomaterials for biosensing with electrochemiluminescence (ECL) detection
Paolo Bertoncello1
School of Engineering, Centre for NanoHealth and Multidisciplinary Nanotechnology Centre, Swansea University, Swansea SA2 8PP, United Kingdom.
DOI: 10.2741/3737 Volume 16 Issue 3, pp.1084-1108
Published: 01 January 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nano-inspired biosensing and biodetection)

Analytical applications of nanomaterials used in electrochemiluminescence (ECL)-based detection methods are reviewed. Among nanomaterials, carbon-based nanomaterials (carbon nanotubes, graphene), metal nanoparticles, quantum dots, inorganic metal complexes and conducting polymers are considered. The most common mechanisms of ECL detections are also described in this review. Finally, challenges and perspectives of the use of such materials in chemical analysis are discussed.

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Paolo Bertoncello. Nanomaterials for biosensing with electrochemiluminescence (ECL) detection. Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark. 2011. 16(3); 1084-1108.