Nanostructure-Modified Electrodes for Food Sensors
This chapter focuses on nano/mesoporous nanostructures as modified electrodes for the analysis of food. These are of interest due to their narrow and tunable pore size distributions, high surface area, and the ability to introduce various functions into the final framework. These materials can easily be prepared with a variety of porous structures with uniform pore sizes in the mesoporous range, making them more suitable and effective for targeted applications. Extensive research has been carried out recently, focusing on their synthesis and characterization. Various applications have been reported, but recent developments in bioadsorption ability and capacity, separation, color science, determination of contaminants and aqueous stability of these materials have particularly promoted the use of nano/mesoporous nanostructures as electrode materials for food analysis.