Fabrication of Polyaniline Supported Nanocomposites and Their Sensing Application for Detection of Environmental Pollutants

  • Mohammad Shahadat
  • Mohammad Oves
  • Abid Hussain Shalla
  • Shaikh Ziauddin Ahammad
  • S. Wazed Ali
  • T. R. Sreekrishnan


Nanoscale composite materials have played a significant role in sensing of gases, owing to their high surface area, higher mechanical strength with efficient chemical activity as well as cost effective nature. The present chapter deals with synthesis and characterization of Polyaniline (PANI) based nanocomposites ion-exchanger and nanomaterials in addition to their sensing applications in various fields. These nanomaterials have been explored on the basis of advanced techniques of characterizations. Besides the sensing materials, on the basis of ion uptake capacity, these nanocomposite ion-exchange materials can also be used for the treatment of meal ions from industrial wastewaters. This chapter mainly focuses on the synthesis of PANI based nanocomposites and their applications as gas sensors and biosensors. The PANI nanomaterials demonstrated impressive results and outstanding sensing behaviour. It has been found that PANI based nanocomposite materials are not only used for the detection of toxic gases, but, these materials also facilitated immobilization of bioreceptors (e.g., enzymes, antigen–antibodies, and nucleic acids, etc.) for the exposure of biological agents through a combination of biochemical and electrochemical reactions. In future, PANI based nanocomposite materials are expected to open new approaches for demonstrating their outstanding applications in diverse fields.


Synthesis Characterization Polyaniline Sensing behavior Biosensors Metal ions 



The authors would like to express their appreciations to Science and Engineering Research Board (DST) fast tract young scientist scheme (SB/FT/CS-122/2014) for providing Postdoctoral Fellowship to Mohammad Shahadat.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohammad Shahadat
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mohammad Oves
    • 3
  • Abid Hussain Shalla
    • 4
  • Shaikh Ziauddin Ahammad
    • 1
  • S. Wazed Ali
    • 2
  • T. R. Sreekrishnan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biochemical Engineering and BiotechnologyIndian Institute of Technology DelhiNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Textile TechnologyIndian Institute of Technology DelhiNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.Centre of Excellence in Environmental StudiesKing Abdul Aziz UniversityJeddahSaudi Arabia
  4. 4.Department of ChemistryIslamic University of Science & Technology (IUST)PulwamaIndia

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