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Electrophoretic separations on paper: past, present, and future - a review


Nanthasurasak, P and Cabot, JM and See, HH and Guijt, RM and Breadmore, MC, Electrophoretic separations on paper: past, present, and future - a review, Analytica Chimica Acta, 685 pp. 7-23. ISSN 0003-2670 (2017) [Substantial Review]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.aca.2017.06.015


Point-of-collection (POC) devices aim for a fast, on-site detection for medical and environmental purposes. In this area, microfluidic Paper-based Analytical Devices (μPADs) have recently gained popularity because these are potentially cheap and environmentally friendly to produce, and easy to use. From an analytical perspective, paper is well known for its use as a substrate for chromatography, but less known for its use in electrophoretic separations. With the recent interest in μPADs, most applications are based on rather simple assays with relatively few applications incorporating an analytical separation. The focus of this review is on paper-based electrophoresis, originating with the key developments in the 1940s and 1950s as well as the recent developments of electrophoretic μPADs, and concluding with a critical discussion of the opportunities and challenges for electrophoretic μPADS in the future.

Item Details

Item Type:Substantial Review
Keywords:paper-based microfluidic, analytical devices, point-of-care
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Analytical chemistry
Research Field:Analytical chemistry not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences
UTAS Author:Nanthasurasak, P (Miss Pavisara Nanthasurasak)
UTAS Author:Cabot, JM (Dr Joan Cabot Canyelles)
UTAS Author:Guijt, RM (Dr Rosanne Guijt)
UTAS Author:Breadmore, MC (Professor Michael Breadmore)
ID Code:120196
Year Published:2017
Web of Science® Times Cited:18
Deposited By:Chemistry
Deposited On:2017-08-15
Last Modified:2017-11-08

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