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Paper-Based Analytical Devices for Chemical Analysis and Diagnostics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128205341

Paper-Based Analytical Devices for Chemical Analysis and Diagnostics

1st Edition

Editors: William Araujo Thiago Paixao
Paperback ISBN: 9780128205341
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st October 2021
Page Count: 420
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Paper-Based Analytical Devices for Chemical Analysis and Diagnostics is a valuable source of information for those interested in microfluidics, bioanalytical devices, chemical instrumentation/mechanization, in-field analysis, and more. This book provides a critical review of the scientific and technological progress of paper-based devices, as well as future trends in the field of portable paper-based sensors for chemical analysis and diagnostics directly at point of need. It uniquely focuses on the analytical techniques associated with each type of device, providing a practical framework for any researcher to use while learning how to use new types of devices in their work, deciding which ones are best for their needs, developing new devices, or working toward commercialization.

Key Features

  • Reviews the evolution of this area and offers predictions for the future of the field of paper-based analytical devices
  • Explores the analytical techniques used in development of paper-based devices
  • Discusses challenges and shortcomings specific to each type of device, helping users and developers to avoid pitfalls


Researchers, faculty, and graduate students conducting work in the area of paper-based microfluidics or electrochemistry. Industry researchers conducting work in the area of paper-based microfluidics or electrochemistry

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction remarks for paper-based analytical devices and timeline
    2. Chemistry of paper - properties, modification strategies and uses in bioanalytical chemistry
    3. Colorimetric Paper-based analytical devices
    4. Electrochemical Paper-based analytical devices
    5. Surface-Enhanced Raman Paper-based analytical devices
    6. Chemiluminescence Paper-based analytical devices
    7. Fluorescence Paper-based analytical devices
    8. Electrochemiluminescence Paper-Based analytical devices
    9. Paper-based analytical devices towards commercialisation
    10. Conclusion and next steps


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About the Editors

William Araujo

William R. Araujo received both bachelor’s degrees in Chemistry and in Science & Technology from Federal University of ABC (UFABC), Brazil. In 2016, he obtained his PhD at the University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil, with a period in the group of Prof. Joseph Wang (University of California-UCSD), USA, working with electrochemical sensors for forensic applications and the development of wearable electrochemical devices. Dr Araujo was awarded with the best doctoral thesis prize (USP 2016). He carried out two years of postdoctoral research on portable paper-based devices and electrochemical sensors to tackle a wide range of applications. In 2018, he was appointed as Assistant Professor at Institute of Chemistry of the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil. He coordinates the research group on Portable Chemical Sensors in this institution, and their fields of interest include chemical sensors and biosensors, electrochemistry and electroanalysis, wearable sensors, paper-based devices, and forensics.

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Chemistry of the State University of Campinas, Brazil

Thiago Paixao

Thiago R.L.C. Paixão received a BSc (2001), MSc (2004), and PhD (2007), followed by a postdoctoral fellowship between 2008 and 2009 working with electronic tongue devices at the Institute of Chemistry of the University of São Paulo. He was then appointed as an Assistant Professor at the University Federal of ABC where he stayed for two years. In 2011, he was hired as an assistant professor at the University of São Paulo and promoted to Associate Professor in 2016. In the beginning of 2018, he was nominated as affiliate member of the Brazilian Academy of Science as a young promising researcher. His fields of interest include chemical sensors, paper-based devices, and electronic tongues aiming at forensic and clinical applications.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

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