Microchimica Acta

, Volume 182, Issue 3–4, pp 455–467 | Cite as

Nanomaterials-based electrochemical sensors for nitric oxide

  • Xueping Dang
  • Hui HuEmail author
  • Shengfu Wang
  • Shengshui HuEmail author
Review Article


Electrochemical sensing has been demonstrated to represent an efficient way to quantify nitric oxide (NO) in challenging physiological environments. A sensing interface based on nanomaterials opens up new opportunities and broader prospects for electrochemical NO sensors. This review (with 141 refs.) gives a general view of recent advances in the development of electrochemical sensors based on nanomaterials. It is subdivided into sections on (i) carbon derived nanomaterials (such as carbon nanotubes, graphenes, fullerenes), (ii) metal nanoparticles (including gold, platinum and other metallic nanoparticles); (iii) semiconductor metal oxide nanomaterials (including the oxides of titanium, aluminum, iron, and ruthenium); and finally (iv) nanocomposites (such as those formed from carbon nanomaterials with nanoparticles of gold, platinum, NiO or TiO2). The various strategies are discussed, and the advances of using nanomaterials and the trends in NO sensor technology are outlooked in the final section.


This review gives a general view of recent advances in the development of NO electrochemical sensors based on different nanomaterials, including carbon derived nanomaterials, metal nanoparticles, semiconductor nanomaterials, and nanocomposites. The trends in NO sensor nanotechnology are outlooked.


Nitric oxide (NO) Electrochemistry Sensors Nanomaterials Nanotechnology 



This research is supported by the National Nature Science Foundation of China (Nos. 61301048, 20805035 and 31070885), Social Science Research Fund from the Chinese Ministry of Education (No. 14YJCZH055), Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities in China and the Large-scale Instrument and Equipment Sharing Foundation of Wuhan University.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hubei Collaborative Innovation Center for Advanced Organic Chemical Materials, Ministry of Education Key Laboratory for the Synthesis and Application of Organic Functional Molecules & College of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringHubei UniversityWuhanPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Economics and Management SchoolWuhan UniversityWuhanPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.Key Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry for Biology and Medicine (Ministry of Education), College of Chemistry and Molecular SciencesWuhan UniversityWuhanPeople’s Republic of China

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