Organic–Inorganic Nanohybrids Based Sensors for Volatile Organic Compounds

Syed Salman Shafqat*, Asma Mukhtar, Syed Rizwan Shafqat, Muhammad Adnan Asghar, Muhammad Rizwan, Dure Najaf Iqbal, Tahir Rasheed

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In the present era, organic–inorganic nanohybrids based sensor has attained interests of researches due to their outstanding applications in the detection of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The remarkable features of organic–inorganic nanohybrids include enhanced surface area, tunable porosity, good stability and flexible structure. These characteristics features reflect organic–inorganic nanohybrids to be a potential candidate for detection of VOCs. In this chapter, we focused on (i) sources of VOCs, (ii) adverse effects of VOCs on environments, (iii) various sensor used to detect VOCs, (iv) organic–inorganic nanohybrids sensor for various VOCs detection. For obtaining high performance in organic–inorganic nanohybrids sensors, challenges and future prospects have been discussed to promote the development of organic–inorganic nanohybrids based sensors in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials Horizons
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Nature to Nanomaterials
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages25
StatePublished - 2022

Publication series

NameMaterials Horizons: From Nature to Nanomaterials
ISSN (Print)2524-5384
ISSN (Electronic)2524-5392

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2022, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.


  • BTEX
  • Nanohybrids
  • Pollution
  • Sensor
  • VOCs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Biomaterials
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)


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