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

Avoiding Errors in Electrochemical Measurements: Effect of Frit Material on the Performance of Reference Electrodes with Porous Frit Junctions, Mousavi, M. P. S.; Saba, S. A.; Anderson, E. L.; Hillmyer, M. A;. Buhlmann, P., Anal. Chem. Article ASAP full text

Ionic Liquids as Electrolytes for Electrochemical Double-Layer Capacitors: Structures that Optimize Specific Energy, Mousavi, M. P. S.; Wilson, B. E.; Kashefolgheta, S.; Anderson, E. L.; He, S.; Buhlmann, P.; Stein, A., ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2016, 8, 3396-3406. full text

A Disposable Planar Paper-Based Potentiometric Ion-Sensing Platform, Hu, J.; Stein, A.; Buhlmann, P., Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 7544-7547. full text (Highlighted in C&E News)

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

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