Detecting and quantifying micro- and nanoplastics (MNPs) in the environment is a crucial task that needs to be addressed as soon as possible by the scientific community. Many analytical techniques have been proposed, but a common agreement on analytical protocols and regulations still has to be reached. Nanomaterial-based techniques have shown promising results in this field. In this review, we focus on the recent results published on the use of plasmonic noble metal materials for the detection of MNPs. Plasmonic materials can be exploited in different ways due to their peculiar optical end electronic properties. Surface plasmon resonance, plasmon enhanced fluorescence, UV–Vis spectroscopy, and surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) will be considered in this review, examining the advantages and drawbacks of each approach.

Plasmonic Nanomaterials for Micro- and Nanoplastics Detection

Parmigiani M.;Galinetto P.;Albini B.;Taglietti A.;Dacarro G.
2023-01-01

Abstract

Detecting and quantifying micro- and nanoplastics (MNPs) in the environment is a crucial task that needs to be addressed as soon as possible by the scientific community. Many analytical techniques have been proposed, but a common agreement on analytical protocols and regulations still has to be reached. Nanomaterial-based techniques have shown promising results in this field. In this review, we focus on the recent results published on the use of plasmonic noble metal materials for the detection of MNPs. Plasmonic materials can be exploited in different ways due to their peculiar optical end electronic properties. Surface plasmon resonance, plasmon enhanced fluorescence, UV–Vis spectroscopy, and surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) will be considered in this review, examining the advantages and drawbacks of each approach.
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