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

Calibration-Free Ionophore-Based Ion-Selective Electrodes With a Co(II)/Co(III) Redox Couple-Based Solid Contact, Zou, X. U.; Zhen, X. V.; Cheong, J. H.; Bühlmann, P, submitted.

  • Paper-Based Potentiometric Ion Sensing, Lan, W.; Zou, X. U.; Hamedi, M. M.; Hu, J.; Parolo, C.; Maxwell, E. J.; Bühlmann, P.; Whitesides, G. M. submitted.
    •  Ion-Selective Electrodes with Colloid-Imprinted Mesoporous Carbon as Solid Contact, Hu, J.; Zou, X. U.; Stein, A.; Bühlmann, P., submitted.
      • 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., submitted.
        • Paper-Based Reference Electrode and Potentiometric Ion Sensing, Wan, W.; Maxwell, E.; Parolo, C.; Bwambok, D.; Thuo, M.; Subramaniam, A.; Whitesides, G.; Zou, X.; Hu, J.; Buhlmann, P.  WO1 patent application 0042697.00391, April 2014.
          • Ion-selective electrodes and reference electrodes with a solid contact having mesoporous carbon, Hu, J.; Stein, A.; Buhlmann, P. , provisional US patent application 23 May 2014.
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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