Chemosensors in Phytochemistry and Species Identification

Submission Deadline: 28 February 2023 (closed)

Guest Editors

Prof. Li Fu, Hangzhou Dianzi University, China.
Prof. Yuhong Zheng, Jiangsu Province and Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing Botanical Garden, Mem. Sun Yat-Sen, China.
Prof. Hassan Karimi-Maleh, University of Electronic Science & Technology of China, China.
Dr. Ceren Karaman, Akdeniz University, Turkey.


Analytical chemistry plays an important role in phytochemistry detection and plant species recognition. Nowadays, several definitions of chemical sensors are widely recognized, among which include miniaturized devices that can deliver real-time and on-line information in the presence of specific compounds or ions in complex samples. They are also defined by IUPAC as devices that transform chemical information, ranging from the concentration of a specific sample component to total composition analysis, into an analytically useful signal. This Special Issue aims to highlight recent advancements in analytical methods for plant analysis and identification by using chemical, biochemical, electrochemical, and spectrometric techniques, and promoting the development of innovative approaches to addressing analytical challenges. We welcome submissions of both original research and review articles that contribute, but are not limited, to the development of new methodologies surrounding the following topics:

1.    Design of analytical methods for phytochemical analysis and detection.

2.    Plant identification and monitoring based on different methodologies.

3.    Assessment of plant nutrient content based on different analytical techniques.

4.    New detection techniques for harmful substances in plants (pesticides, heavy metals, pests and diseases, etc).

5.    Analysis and detection of components, nutrients and contaminants in soil.


Phytochemistry; Analytical Method; Molecular Recognition; Species Identification; Sensor

Published Papers

  • Open Access


    Electrochemical Identification of Yulania spp. by Fingerprinting of Leaves Using Glassy Carbon Electrode

    Zhiguo Lu, Yuhong Zheng, Pengchong Zhang, Boyuan Fan, Aimin Yu, Li Fu
    Phyton-International Journal of Experimental Botany, Vol.91, No.11, pp. 2549-2558, 2022, DOI:10.32604/phyton.2022.021288
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Chemosensors in Phytochemistry and Species Identification)
    Abstract In this communication, we used electrochemical sensor for recording the electrochemical profiles of eleven species of Yulania spp. from leaf extract. Two solvents and two buffer conditions were used for electrochemical fingerprints collection. Their electrochemical fingerprints can be converted to different patterns and consequently for species recognition. The results indicate the pattern recognition is much convenient than that of the recognition of species directly using voltammetric signal. The current information in electrochemical fingerprinting represents the type and amount of electrochemically active molecules, which linked to the genetic differences among the plants. Therefore, the electrochemical fingerprints were applied for further phylogenetic… More >

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