Three different metalated tetrapyrrolic macrocycles have been transferred by Langmuir-Blodgett technique directly onto piezoelectric quartz crystal covered with gold electrodes of a commercial quartz crystal microbalance instrument in order to perform a flow injection analysis. All floating films at the air-water interface have been analyzed by registration of Langmuir curves and by UV-vis reflection spectroscopy and brewster angle microscopy. The sensing performances of the modified gold electrodes were investigated by monitoring the frequency variation induced by the presence of several toxic phenols. The explored concentrations ranged around 10-3 M and the corresponding frequency variations ranged between 10 and 200 Hz. All responses observed were fast, reproducible and reversible; moreover, the active layers are stable over long periods of utilization. The observation that interferences from fulvic acid are absolutely negligible is also noteworthy. The responses are not selective for each singular phenol derivative; notwithstanding this, to the best of our knowledge, this contribution represents one of the first examples of sensing layers for the monitoring of the total content of phenols. © 2009 World Scientific Publishing Company.

QCM sensors for aqueous phenols based on active layers constituted by tetrapyrrolic macrocycle Langmuir films

Picca R. A.;
2009

Abstract

Three different metalated tetrapyrrolic macrocycles have been transferred by Langmuir-Blodgett technique directly onto piezoelectric quartz crystal covered with gold electrodes of a commercial quartz crystal microbalance instrument in order to perform a flow injection analysis. All floating films at the air-water interface have been analyzed by registration of Langmuir curves and by UV-vis reflection spectroscopy and brewster angle microscopy. The sensing performances of the modified gold electrodes were investigated by monitoring the frequency variation induced by the presence of several toxic phenols. The explored concentrations ranged around 10-3 M and the corresponding frequency variations ranged between 10 and 200 Hz. All responses observed were fast, reproducible and reversible; moreover, the active layers are stable over long periods of utilization. The observation that interferences from fulvic acid are absolutely negligible is also noteworthy. The responses are not selective for each singular phenol derivative; notwithstanding this, to the best of our knowledge, this contribution represents one of the first examples of sensing layers for the monitoring of the total content of phenols. © 2009 World Scientific Publishing Company.
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