Applications of Ionic Liquids in Sensors and Biosensors


Applications of Ionic Liquids in Sensors and Biosensors

Amina Saleem, Nawshad Muhammad, Zahoor Ullah, Amir Sada Khan, Abdur Rahim

Herein in this chapter are discussed the uses of ionic liquids (ILs) in the sensing and biosensing applications. ILs are molten salts in which ions are poorly shared; owing to this property they are liquid below 100 °C and till room temperature. Ionic liquids contain both cations and anions. ILs are versatile and green solvents with various applications in different fields of science. ILs can serve as both conductor and binder. Ionic liquids have been used in the fields of biosensing because of their inimitable properties. The common features of ILs noticable when used for sensing purposes include high conductivity, thermal stability, good catalytic ability, super sensitivity, long linearity, and better selectivity. ILs have been applied in different types of sensors and biosensors i.e. electrochemical, optical, fluorescent, and thermometric sensor, etc.

Ionic Liquids (ILs), Biosensors, Sensors, Electrochemical Sensors, Optical Sensors

Published online 8/20/2019, 22 pages

Citation: Amina Saleem, Nawshad Muhammad, Zahoor Ullah, Amir Sada Khan, Abdur Rahim, Applications of Ionic Liquids in Sensors and Biosensors, Materials Research Foundations, Vol. 54, pp 29-50, 2019


Part of the book on Industrial Applications of Green Solvents

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