S. Irem Kaya, Ahmet Cetinkaya and Sibel A. Ozkan* Pages 1 - 23 ( 23 )
Background: Currently, nanotechnology and nanomaterials are considered as the most popular and outstanding research subjects in scientific fields ranging from environmental studies to drug analysis. Carbon nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes, graphene, carbon nanofibers etc. and non-carbon nanomaterials such as quantum dots, metal nanoparticles, nanorods etc. are widely used in electrochemical drug analysis for sensor development. Main aim of drug analysis with sensors is developing fast, easy to use and sensitive methods. Electroanalytical techniques such as voltammetry, potentiometry, amperometry etc. which measure electrical parameters such as current or potential in an electrochemical cell are considered economical, highly sensitive and versatile techniques.
Methods: Most recent researches and studies about electrochemical analysis of drugs with carbon-based nanomaterials were analyzed. Books and review articles about this topic were reviewed.
Results: The most significant carbon-based nanomaterials and electroanalytical techniques were explained in detail. In addition to this; recent applications of electrochemical techniques with carbon nanomaterials in drug analysis was expressed comprehensively. Recent researches about electrochemical applications of carbon-based nanomaterials in drug sensing were given in a table.
Conclusion: Nanotechnology provides opportunities to create functional materials, devices and systems using nanomaterials with advantageous features such as high surface area, improved electrode kinetics and higher catalytic activity. Electrochemistry is widely used in drug analysis for pharmaceutical and medical purposes. Carbon nanomaterials based electrochemical sensors are one of the most preferred methods for drug analysis with high sensitivity, low cost and rapid detection.
Carbon nanomaterials, drug analysis, electrochemistry, graphene, nanosensors, voltammetry
Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ankara University, 06560, Ankara, Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ankara University, 06560, Ankara, Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ankara University, 06560, Ankara