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Recent advances in the use of ionic liquids for electrochemical sensing

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Abstract

Ionic Liquids are salts that are liquid at (or just above) room temperature. They possess several advantageous properties (e.g. high intrinsic conductivity, wide electrochemical windows, low volatility, high thermal stability and good solvating ability), which make them ideal as non-volatile electrolytes in electrochemical sensors. This mini-review article describes the recent uses of ionic liquids in electrochemical sensing applications (covering the last 3 years) in the context of voltammetric sensing at solid/liquid, liquid/liquid interfaces and carbon paste electrodes, as well as their use in gas sensing, ion-selective electrodes, and for detecting biological molecules, explosives and chemical warfare agents. A comment on the future direction and challenges in this field is also presented.

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The article was received on 04 Aug 2011, accepted on 09 Oct 2011 and first published on 20 Oct 2011


Article type: Minireview
DOI: 10.1039/C1AN15699C
Analyst, 2011,136, 4871-4882

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    Recent advances in the use of ionic liquids for electrochemical sensing

    D. S. Silvester, Analyst, 2011, 136, 4871
    DOI: 10.1039/C1AN15699C

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