A review of recent developments based on chemiluminescence detection systems for pesticides analysis

Luminescence. 2021 Mar;36(2):266-277. doi: 10.1002/bio.3947. Epub 2020 Oct 23.


Chemiluminescence is one of the most coveted methods for sensitive determination of pesticides in food and environmental samples. To date, many methods have been developed for qualitative and quantitative analysis of pesticides, ranging from traditional to advanced methods. This study outlines the progress in the conventional and advanced analytical methods, coupled to a chemiluminescence detection system, that are employed for the determination of pesticides in food and environmental samples. Different analytical methods including chromatographic methods, flow-based systems, and paper-based systems are reviewed in this paper. As well, new advances in the application of nanomaterials, aptamer, and molecularly imprinted polymers are highlighted. We also address the challenges and difficulties associated with these methods. Finally, we highlight the future direction in this active field of research.

Keywords: chemiluminescence; chromatography; flow systems; nanomaterial; pesticides.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Luminescence
  • Molecular Imprinting*
  • Nanostructures*
  • Pesticides* / analysis
  • Polymers


  • Pesticides
  • Polymers