Developing of the calixarene based diamide chemical sensor chip for detection of aromatic hydrocarbons’ vapors

Nursel Zeybek, Yaser Açıkbaş, Selahattin Bozkurt, Abdulkadir Sirit, Rifat Capan, Matem Erdogan, Cansu Ozkaya


In the present work, a new macrocycle materials (SB77) was selected and Langmuir-Blodgett thin films of this macrocycle compounds were examined for its vapor sensing capabilities against vapor of aromatic BTX hydrocarbons (benzene, toluene, xylene) through Quartz Crystal Microbalance (QCM) technique. In accordance with this aim, the calix[4]arene LB thin films were prepared onto quartz crystal substrates. The characterization of SB77 LB thin film was performed for nine LB layers fabricated onto the quartz crystal. The frequency shifts and the mass changes for monolayer of these LB thin films were obtained as 32.35 Hz / per layer and 2206.65 ng (8.32 ng mm-2), respectively. All QCM results indicated that SB77 LB thin film chemical sensors exhibits high response, a good sensitivity and selectivity for benzene vapor at saturated or different concentrations than other aromatic hydrocarbon vapors. These LB thin film sensors with SB77 calix [4]arene macrocycle materials have been potential candidates for organic vapor sensing applications with simple and low cost preparation at room temperature.

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Calixarene based diamide; LB thin film; chemical sensor; QCM

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