Issue 14 for Analyst has now gone online for you to have a look at. We have some wonderful and interesting covers this time.
On the front cover we have an image from Tai Hyun Park, Seunghun Hong and colleagues from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea. They have developed a biosensor that works on the same principles as the canine nose and have used it in the detection of hexanal, which is an indicator of the oxidation of food and food quality.
A bioelectronic sensor based on canine olfactory nanovesicle–carbon nanotube hybrid structures for the fast assessment of food quality
Juhun Park, Jong Hyun Lim, Hye Jun Jin, Seon Namgung, Sang Hun Lee, Tai Hyun Park and Seunghun Hong
Analyst, 2012, 137, 3249-3254
Tarkeshwar Gupta from the University of Delhi and co-workers from India and Germany have given us our inside front cover this issue. In their communication they have made an efficient sensor for ascorbic acid using a copper complex-based monolayer on glass. They hope this is a step forward in research in monolayer-based remote-sensing devices and wireless sensor fabrication.
“Turn on” electron-transfer-based selective detection of ascorbic acid via copper complexes immobilized on glass
Vikram Singh, Prakash Chandra Mondal, Jeyachandran Yekkoni Lakshmanan, Michael Zharnikov and Tarkeshwar Gupta
Analyst, 2012, 137, 3216-3219