Recent advances in optical detection of dopamine using nanomaterials

Pathath Abdul Rasheed, Jae Seung Lee

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This review (with 121 references) gives a summary on recent advances in the use of nanomaterials for the optical determination of dopamine. It includes a brief overview of the clinical significance of dopamine followed by a discussion on the recent advances in various nanomaterial-based distinctive optical spectroscopic methods such as (a) colorimetry and spectrophotometry, (b) surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS), (c) fluorescence spectrometry, and (d) electrochemiluminescence (ECL) spectrometry. All sections are further divided into subsections based on the type of nanomaterial used, and their advantages and disadvantages are discussed. A discussion on the validity of the nanomaterial-based optical detection of dopamine for human samples is also included. This review concludes with highlights of current challenges of nanomaterial-based optical sensors and an outlook on future perspectives. [Figure not available: see fulltext.]

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1239-1266
Number of pages28
JournalMicrochimica Acta
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2017 May 1


  • Carbon dots
  • Colorimetry
  • Electrochemiluminescence
  • Fluorescence
  • Gold nanoparticles
  • Gold nanostructures
  • Graphene oxide
  • MWCNTs
  • Nanoclusters
  • Quantum dots
  • Silver nanoparticles
  • Spectrophotometry
  • Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry


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