Electronic Sensory Systems for Characterization of Bioactive Compounds

Jesús Lozano, Daniel Matatagui, José Pedro Santos and M. Carmen Horrillo
Natural sources, physicochemical characterization and applications, 190-217. Ed. Frontières

This chapter provides a review of the most recent works in electronic sensory system for characterization of Bioactive Compounds. Focus is placed on the food applications and those compounds that are good for health. This chapter reviews the main electronic sensory techniques, from electronic noses to sensors and biosensors devices used for Bioactive Compound Characterization. The chapter demonstrates that although Bioactive Compounds are difficult to detect with sensor systems due to their high molecular weight and low volatility of the compounds and therefore few references are found in the literature, it is important to stand out that these systems could be a promising field for research and developing of industrial instruments applied to real contexts.