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International Journal of Electrochemistry
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 508126, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.4061/2011/508126
Review Article

New Developments in Electrochemical Sensors Based on Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)-Modified Electrodes

Department of Analytical Chemistry and Instrumental Analysis, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Polizu 1-7, 011061 Bucharest, Romania

Received 2 February 2011; Accepted 14 March 2011

Academic Editor: Bengi Uslu

Copyright © 2011 Stelian Lupu. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

There is a growing demand for continuous, fast, selective, and sensitive monitoring of key analytes and parameters in the control of diseases and health monitoring, foods quality and safety, and quality of the environment. Sensors based on electrochemical transducers represent very promising tools in this context. Conducting polymers (CPs) have drawn considerable interest in recent years because of their potential applications in different fields such as in sensors, electrochemical displays, and in catalysis. Among the organic conducting polymers, poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) and its derivatives have attracted particular interest due to their high stability and high conductivity. This paper summarizes mainly the recent developments in the use of PEDOT-based composite materials in electrochemical sensors.