Phthalocyanines as sensitive materials for chemical sensors


Zhou R., Josse F., Gopel W., Ozturk Z., Bekaroglu O.

APPLIED ORGANOMETALLIC CHEMISTRY, vol.10, no.8, pp.557-577, 1996 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Title of Journal : APPLIED ORGANOMETALLIC CHEMISTRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.557-577

Abstract

This paper provides a review of phthalocyanines suitable for the development of chemical sensors. Phthalocyanines may be utilized for different types of chemical sensors, including in particular electronic conductance sensors [such as semiconductive, field-effect transistor (FET), solid-state ionic and capacitance sensors], mass-sensitive sensors utilizing a quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) and surface acoustic-wave (SAW) sensors, and optical sensors. The phthalocyanines used are discussed in terms of their physical and chemical properties, as well as their sensitivity, selectivity and reversibility towards the detection of NO, and organic solvent vapours, The interaction mechanism between phthalocyanine films and analyte molecules is also discussed.