The application of molecular recognition is a central topic in our research. We have reported on several new host-guest chemistry systems and their practical application for chemical sensing. We have broad intersts in analytical chemistry, materials science, and polymer chemistry.

Recent Publications

Dynamic Silver Speciation as Studied with Fluorous-Phase Ion-Selective Electrodes: Effect of Natural Organic Matter on the Toxicity and Speciation of Silver, Mousavi, M. P. S.; Gunsolus, I. L.; Pérez de Jesús, C. E.; Lancaster, M.; Hussein, H.; Haynes, C. L.; Buhlmann, P., Sci. Total Environ. 2015, 537, 453-461. full text

  • All-Solid-State Reference Electrodes Based on Colloid-Imprinted Mesoporous Carbon and Their Application in Disposable Paper-based Potentiometric Sensing Devices, Hu, J.; Ho, K. T.; Zou, X. U.; Smyrl, W. H.; Stein, A.; Bühlmann, P. Anal. Chem., 2015, 87, 2981–2987. full text
  • Ion-Selective Electrodes and Reference Electrodes with a Solid Contact Having Mesoporous Carbon, Hu, J.; Stein, A.; Buhlmann, P. U.S. Patent Application: 14/716,564. Filed on May 2015
  • Ionic Liquid Reference Electrodes With a Well-Controlled Co(II)/Co(III) Redox Buffer as Solid Contact, Zou, X. U.; Chen, L. D.; Lai, C.-Z.; Bühlmann, P., Electroanalysis 2015, 27, 602–608. full text
  • In Situ Atomic Resolution Studies of the Electrode/Solution Interface By Electrochemical Scanning Tunneling Microscopy, Thorgaard, S. N.; Buhlmann, P., In Nanoelectrochemistry, Mirkin, M. V.; Amemiya, S., Eds.; CRC Press, London, 2015, pp 695–748. full text
  • Electrochemical Reduction of 2,4-Dinitrotoluene in Aprotic and pH-Buffered Media, Olson, E. J.; Isley, W. C., III; Brennan, J. E.; Cramer, C. J.; Bühlmann, P. J. Phys. Chem. C 2015, 119, 13088–13097. full text
    • Effects of Humic and Fulvic Acids on Silver Nanoparticle Stability, Dissolution, and Toxicity, Gunsolus, I. L.; Mousavi, M. P. S.; Buhlmann, P., Haynes, C. L. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2015, 49, 8078–8086. full text
      • Hierarchically Porous Polymer Monoliths by Combining Controlled Macro- and Microphase Separation, Saba, S. A.; Mousavi, M. P. S.; Bühlmann, P.; Hillmyer, M. A., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 8896–8899. full text
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Introdutory Tutorial on Ion-Selective Electrodes!

Philippe Buhlmann's and Li D. Chen's recent review and tutorial: Ion-Selective Electrodes With Ionophore-Doped Sensing Membranes covers topics essential for graduate students or others starting work in the field of ion selective electrodes. It also contains a review of recent work in this field.

A PDF can be downloaded here.

This review will be a chapter in the eight volume book series:

Supramolecular Chemistry: From Molecules to Nanomaterials