Hybrid and biohybrid layered double hydroxides for electrochemical analysis.

Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry

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Mousty C, Prévot V. Hybrid and biohybrid layered double hydroxides for electrochemical analysis. Anal Bioanal Chem. 2013;405(11):3513-23.
Layered double hydroxides (LDH) are lamellar materials that have been extensively used as electrode modifiers. Nanostructured organic-inorganic materials can be designed by intercalation of organic or metallic complexes within the interlayer space of these materials or by the formation of composite materials based on biopolymers (alginate or chitosan) or biomolecules, such as enzymes. These hybrid or biohybrid materials have interesting properties applicable in electroanalytical devices. From an exhaustive review of the literature, the relevance of these hybrid and biohybrid LDH materials as electrode materials for electrochemical detection of species with an environmental or health impact is evaluated. The analytical characteristics (sensitivity and detection limit) of LDH-based amperometric sensors or biosensors are scrutinized.