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Trace Analysis with Nanomaterials

Trace Analysis with Nanomaterials

David T. Pierce (Editor), Julia Xiaojun Zhao (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-32350-0

Jul 2010

418 pages

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$212.00

Description

Presenting a wide variety of methods, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the current state -- ranging from bioanalysis to electrochemical sensing, forensics and chemistry, while also covering the toxicity aspects of nanomaterials to humans and the environment.
Edited by rising stars in the field, the first section on biological analysis includes an investigation of nanoparticles and micro- and nanofluidic systems, while the second, environmental analysis, looks at the detection, monitoring, and sensing of explosives as well as pollutants, among other topics. The final part covers such advanced methods as the synthesis and characterization of gold nanorods.
For analytical chemists, materials scientists, chemists working in trace analysis, and spectroscopists.
Preface

PART I: Biological and Chemical Analysis

PHOTOSWITCHABLE NANOPROBES FOR BIOLOGICAL IMAGING APPLICATIONS
Introduction
Photoswitchable Fluorescent Nanoprobes
Photoswitchable Manetic Nanoparticles
Future Perspectives
APPLICATIONS OF SEMICONDUCTOR QUANTUM DOTS IN CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS
Introduction
History
Classifications
Characteristics
Synthesis and Surface Chemistry
Trace Analysis Using Quantum Dots
Summary
NANOMATERIAL-BASED ELECTROCHEMICAL BIOSENSORS AND BIOASSAYS
Introduction
Nanomaterial Labels Used in Electrochemical Biosensors and Bioassays
Nanomaterial-Based Electrochemical Devices for Point-of-Care Diagnosis
Conclusions
CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL SENSING BY ELECTRON TRANSPORT IN NANOMATERIALS
Introduction
Electron Transport through Metal Nanoparticles
Sensing Applications Based on Electron Transport in Nanoparticle Assemblies
Concluding Remarks
MICRO- AND NANOFLUIDIC SYSTEMS FOR TRACE ANALYSIS OF BIOLOGICAL SAMPLES
Introduction
Nucleic Acid Analysis
Protein Analysis
Microfluidic Devices for Single-Cell Analysis
Conclusion

PART II: Environmental Analysis

MOLECULARLY IMPRINTED POLYMER SUBMICRON PARTICLES TAILORED FOR EXTRACTION OF TRACE ESTROGENS IN WATER
Introduction
Principle of Molecular Recognition by Imprinting
Analytical Application of MIPs for Biopharmaceuticals and Toxins
Preparation of MIP Submicron Particles
Binding Properties of MIP Submicron Particles with E2
Trace Analysis of E2 in Wastewater Treatment
Current Progress
Recent Advances in MIP Technology for Continuing Development
TRACE DETECTION OF HIGH EXPLOSIVES WITH NANOMATERIALS
Introduction
Techniques for Trace Detection of High Explosives
Conclusions
NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS FOR SELECTIVE COLLECTION OF TRACE-LEVEL METALS FROM AQUEOUS SYSTEMS
Introduction
Sorbents for Trace-Metal Collection and Analysis: Relevant Figures of Merit
Thiol-Functionalized Ordered Mesoporous Silica for Heavy Metal Collection
Surface-Functionalized Magnetic Nanoparticles for Heavy Metal Capture and Detection
Nanoporous Carbon Based Sorbent Materials
Other Nanostructured Sorbent Materials
Concluding Thoughts
SYNTHESIS AND ANALYSIS APPLICATIONS OF TiO2-BASED NANOMATERIALS
Introduction
Synthesis of TiO2 Nanostructures
Applications of TiO2-Based Nanomaterials for Chemical Analysis
Conclusions
NANOMATERIALS IN THE ENVIRONMENT: THE GOOD;
THE BAD, AND THE UGLY
Introduction
The Good: Nanomaterials for Environmental Sensing
The Bad: Environmental Fate of Nanomaterials
The Ugly: Detection of Nanomaterials in the Environment
Conclusions

PART III: Advanced Methods and Materials

ELECTROANALYTICAL MEASUREMENTS AT ELECTRODES MODIFIED WITH METAL NANOPARTICLES
Introduction
Modification of Electrodes with Nanoparticles
Geometric Factors in Electrocatalysis by Nanoparticles
Analytical Applications of Electrodes Modified with Metal Nanoparticles
Conclusions
SINGLE MOLECULE AND SINGLE EVENT NANOELECTROCHEMICAL ANALYSIS
Introduction
Basic Concepts
Single-Molecule Electrochemistry
Single-Nanoparticle Electrochemical Detection
Nanoelectrodes for Ultrasensitive Electrochemical Detection and High-Resolution Imaging
Electrochemical Detection in Nanodomains of Biological Systems
Localized Delivery and Imaging by Using Single Nanopipette-Based Conductance Techniques
ANALYTICAL APPLICATIONS OF BLOCK COPOLYMER-DERIVED NANOPOROUS MEMBRANES
Introduction
Monolithic Membranes Containing Arrays of Cylindrical Nanoscale Pores
BCP-Derived Monoliths Containing Arrays of Cylindrical Nanopores
Surface Functionalization of BCP-Derived Cylindrical Nanopores
Investigation of the Permeation of Molecules through BCP-Derived Nanoporous Monoliths and their Analytical Applications
Conclusions
SYNTHESIS AND APPLICATIONS OF GOLD NANORODS
Introduction
Au Nanorod Synthesis
Signal Enhancement
Applications of Au Nanorods in Trace Analysis
Applications of Au Nanorods in Other Fields
Conclusions