Revolutionizing Food Safety with Quantum Dot–Polymer Nanocomposites: From Monitoring to Sensing Applications

Tushar Kanti Das, Sayan Ganguly

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Abstract

The present review article investigates the prospective utilisation of quantum dot–polymer nanocomposites in the context of ensuring food safety. The text pertains to the advancement of nanocomposites, encompassing their distinctive optical and electrical characteristics, and their prospective to transform the detection and perception of food safety risks. The article explores diverse methodologies for producing nanocomposites and underscores their potential utility in identifying impurities, microorganisms, and harmful substances in food. The article provides an overview of the challenges and limitations associated with the utilisation of nanocomposites in food safety applications, encompassing concerns regarding toxicity and the necessity for standardised protocols. The review article presents a comprehensive examination of the present research status in this area and underscores the potential of quantum dots–polymer nanocomposites in transforming food safety monitoring and sensing.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2195
JournalFoods
Volume12
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 30 May 2023

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Keywords

  • microorganisms
  • monitoring
  • nanocomposites
  • polymer
  • quantum dots
  • toxicity

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