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ROSATTO, Simone Soares; FREIRE, Renato Sanches; DURAN, Nelson  and  KUBOTA, Lauro Tatsuo. Amperometric biosensors for phenolic compounds determination in the environmental interess samples. Quím. Nova [online]. 2001, vol.24, n.1, pp.77-86. ISSN 0100-4042.

Phenols are widely used in many areas and commonly found as industrial by-products. A great number of agricultural and industrial activities realise phenolic compounds in the environmental. Waste phenols are produced mainly by the wood-pulp industry and during production of synthetic polymers, drugs, plastics, dyes, pesticides and others. Phenols are also released into the environmental by the degradation of pesticides with phenolic skeleton. The phenols level control is very important for the environmental protection. Amperometric biosensor has shown the feasibility to complement laboratory-based analytical methods for the determination of phenolic compounds, providing alternatives to conventional methods which have many disadvantages. This brief review considers the evolution of an approach to amperometric measurement using the catalytic properties of some enzymes for phenolic compounds monitoring.

Keywords : phenolic compounds; amperometric biosensor; bioanalytical; environmental analysis.

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