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

Disposable Planar Paper-Based Potentiometric Ion-Sensing Platform, Hu, J.; Stein, A.; Buhlmann, P., accepted by Angew. Chem., Int. Ed.

  • Donnan Failure of Ion-Selective Electrodes with Hydrophilic High-Capacity Ion-Exchanger Membranes, Ogawara, S.; Carey III, J. L.; Zou, X. U.; Buhlmann, P., ACS Sensors, 2016, 1, 95-101. full text

Rational Design of All-Solid-State Ion-Selective Electrodes and Reference Electrodes, Hu, J.; Stein, A.; Buhlmann, P., TrAC, Trends Anal. Chem. 2016, 76, 102-114. full text

  • Potentiometric In Situ Monitoring of Anions in the Synthesis of Copper and Silver Nanoparticles Using the Polyol Process, Carey III, J. L.; Whitcomb, D. R.; Chen, S.; Penn, L.R.; Buhlmann, P., ACS Nano 2015, 9, 12104-12114. full text
  • Electrochemical Stability of Quaternary Ammonium Cations: An Experimental and Computational Study, Mousavi, M. P. S.; Kashefolgheta, S.; Stein, A.; Bühlmann, P., J. Electrochem. Soc. 2015, 163, H74-H80. 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
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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