What is it about?

The present mini-review assesses sensors’ surface modification platforms aiming at enhancing detection features (sensitivity, selectivity, and limit of detection) of the proposed devices including nanostructures, biological networks, polymers, and macrocycles with a special emphasis on calixarenes/resorcinarenes oligomers. Examples of electrochemical, optical, and piezo-gravimetric-based sensors for monitoring metal ions are also stated and discussed.

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Why is it important?

The topic is very recent and important and is not covered enough by researchers. our study shows the great interest of using the chemically modified sensor platforms due to smplicity and economics beside being sensitive and selective.


Writing this review was a great pleasure as it has co-authors with whom I have had long standing collaborations. This review also opened new topics for new researchers on the detection of heavy metals ions in water topic, which lead to ultimately to a greater involvement in the identified subject research.The review is a good starting point in the field of working with the detection of heavy metal ions in water.

Dr. Abdul Shaban
Research Cener for Natural Sciences

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This page is a summary of: A Mini-review on the Application of Chemically Modified Sensing Platforms for the Detection of Heavy Metal Ions in Water, Current Analytical Chemistry, March 2023, Bentham Science Publishers, DOI: 10.2174/1573411019666221213161240.
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