Toluene vapor sensing characteristics of novel copper(II), indium(III), mono-lutetium(III) and tin(IV) phthalocyanines substituted with 2,6-dimethoxyphenoxy bioactive moieties

PİŞKİN M., CAN N., ODABAŞ Z., Altındal A.

Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines, vol.22, no.1-3, pp.189-197, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 1-3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1142/s1088424617500900
  • Journal Name: Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.189-197
  • Keywords: 2,6-dimethoxyphenoxy, adsorption kinetics, Elovich model, phthalocyanine, synthesis, toluene sensing
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This study presents the synthesis, characterization and toluene sensing properties of copper(II), indium(III) acetate, mono-lutetium(III) acetate and tin(IV) phthalocyanines substituted with 2,6-dimethoxyphenol bioactive groups at the peripheral and non-peripheral positions. The effects of the substituent's position on the toluene vapor detection capabilities of these compounds were investigated. Adsorption data were analyzed by using first-order and Elovich equations in order to investigate the adsorption kinetics. It was found that the kinetics of the toluene adsorption strongly depends on the position of the substituent groups. Our results showed that the Elovich equation fits the experimental data well for non-peripherally substituted Pc based sensors, while the pseudo first-order model best describes the adsorption data for peripheral substituted Pc based sensors.