Room Temperature Fluorescence Gas Sensor Based on Coated TiO2 Nanoparticles
Room temperature fluorescence gas sensor was developed based on TiO2 nanoparticles coated with porphyrin dye thin films. The porphyrin dye used for this experiment were Iron (III) meso-tetraphenylporphine chloride (IMTPPCl) and Manganase (III) 5,10,15,20 tetra (4-pyridyl)-21H, 23H porphine chloride tetrakis (metachloride). The sensing sensitivity was due to the changes of the emission spectra produce by the thin film when expose to the organic vapors from volatile organic compounds; ethanol, acetone and 2-propanol. Both thin films show good response toward volatile organic vapors. However, TiO2 nanoparticles with porphyrin; IMTPPCl thin film shows pronounced interaction, marked fluorescence spectra and more selective property, hence useful for chemical identification purpose.
Evangelos Hristoforou and Dr. Dimitros S. Vlachos
N. H. Yusoff et al., "Room Temperature Fluorescence Gas Sensor Based on Coated TiO2 Nanoparticles", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 543, pp. 373-376, 2013