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Lanthanides: Sensors for Lanthanides and Actinides

  1. Gabriela I. Vargas-Zúñiga,
  2. Jonathan L. Sessler

Published Online: 17 DEC 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119951438.eibc2064

Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry

Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry

How to Cite

Vargas-Zúñiga, G. I. and Sessler, J. L. 2012. Lanthanides: Sensors for Lanthanides and Actinides. Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry. .

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  1. University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 DEC 2012

Abstract

In this chapter, recent advances in the area of chemical-based lanthanide and actinide sensing are summarized, and several representative examples of molecules that have been employed as sensors for the lanthanide and actinide ions using either optical or electrochemical monitoring (“read out”) techniques have been detailed. Because it represents an area where specific receptor design has played an instrumental role, the authors focus on detection strategies based on ion-selective electrodes, as well as those that give rise to an easy-to-monitor optical response (so-called optodes).

Keywords:

  • lanthanides;
  • actinides;
  • sensors;
  • optical response;
  • detection;
  • electrochemical monitoring;
  • ion-selective electrodes;
  • optodes