Electrochemical hydrogen sulfide biosensors

Analyst. 2016 Feb 21;141(4):1185-95. doi: 10.1039/c5an02208h.


The measurement of sulfide, especially hydrogen sulfide, has held the attention of the analytical community due to its unique physiological and pathophysiological roles in biological systems. Electrochemical detection offers a rapid, highly sensitive, affordable, simple, and real-time technique to measure hydrogen sulfide concentration, which has been a well-documented and reliable method. This review details up-to-date research on the electrochemical detection of hydrogen sulfide (ion selective electrodes, polarographic hydrogen sulfide sensors, etc.) in biological samples for potential therapeutic use.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Biosensing Techniques / instrumentation
  • Biosensing Techniques / methods*
  • Calibration
  • Electrochemistry / instrumentation
  • Electrochemistry / methods*
  • Electrodes
  • Humans
  • Hydrogen Sulfide / analysis*
  • Hydrogen Sulfide / chemistry


  • Hydrogen Sulfide