Mingling Electronic Chemical Sensors with Supramolecular Host-Guest Chemistry Academic Article uri icon


  • 2014 Bentham Science Publishers. Supramolecular host-guest chemistry allows sensitive and selective recognition of a certain substrate by using a rationally designed receptor. Such a molecular receptor can be incorporated into an electronic chemical sensor so that the anticipated host-guest binding event can be transduced directly into electric signals. In particular, chemiresistors and chemically sensitive field-effect transistors report the change of conductance/resistance of the active conducting materials upon the desired supramolecular binding event via varied mechanisms. This mini-review highlights the recent advances in the development of electronic sensors, in which the active conducting/ semiconducting materials are incorporated with specific supramolecular receptors. Depending on the nature of the active conducting layer, these devices can be categorized into carbon materials-based sensors and organic semiconductor-based sensors. At the end of this review, an outlook of the related field is provided and discussed.

published proceedings


altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Zhu, C., & Fang, L.

citation count

  • 7

complete list of authors

  • Zhu, Congzhi||Fang, Lei

publication date

  • September 2014