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Application of PAMAM dendrimers in optical sensing

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Abstract

The need for an improved sensor performance is always encouraging us towards exploring new materials. Following the invention of dendrimers, the possibility was recognised of using them for improving optical sensor performance. Their more important aspects are their two main structural properties: three-dimensional structure and multiple terminal functional groups. In this review, firstly a brief introduction to dendrimers is provided with the focus on PAMAM dendrimers and optical sensors. Recent advances have been reported in those PAMAM dendrimer-based optical sensors, which are used for the detection of pH, cations, and other analyte.

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The article was received on 07 May 2014, accepted on 21 Oct 2014 and first published on 22 Oct 2014


Article type: Critical Review
DOI: 10.1039/C4AN00825A
Citation: Analyst, 2015,140, 976-989

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    Application of PAMAM dendrimers in optical sensing

    E. Soršak, J. V. Valh, Š. K. Urek and A. Lobnik, Analyst, 2015, 140, 976
    DOI: 10.1039/C4AN00825A

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