Porphyrin-Functionalized Zinc Oxide Nanostructures for Sensor Applications
AbstractHybrid materials made of wide band gap semiconductors and dye molecules are largely studied mainly for photovoltaic applications. However, these materials also show interesting chemical sensitivity. Zinc oxides (ZnO) and porphyrins are good examples of a metal oxide semiconductor and a dye molecule that give rise to a hybrid material with such interesting properties. ZnO has been studied for sensors, optoelectronics, electronic devices, photo-anodes for dye-sensitized solar cells, and for mechanical energy harvesting. Porphyrins, on the other side, can be synthesized in order to mimic their roles in living systems such as oxygen transport and charge transfer for catalytic processes in animals and photosynthesis in plants. This paper provides a review of the chemical sensing properties of porphyrin-capped ZnO nanostructures. The methodologies to functionalize the ZnO surface with porphyrins are illustrated with emphasis on the relationships between the material preparation and its sensing properties. The development of sensors is described through the application of the hybrid materials to different transducers. View Full-Text
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Ekrami, M.; Magna, G.; Emam-djomeh, Z.; Saeed Yarmand, M.; Paolesse, R.; Di Natale, C. Porphyrin-Functionalized Zinc Oxide Nanostructures for Sensor Applications. Sensors 2018, 18, 2279.
Ekrami M, Magna G, Emam-djomeh Z, Saeed Yarmand M, Paolesse R, Di Natale C. Porphyrin-Functionalized Zinc Oxide Nanostructures for Sensor Applications. Sensors. 2018; 18(7):2279.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ekrami, Mohammad; Magna, Gabriele; Emam-djomeh, Zahra; Saeed Yarmand, Mohammad; Paolesse, Roberto; Di Natale, Corrado. 2018. "Porphyrin-Functionalized Zinc Oxide Nanostructures for Sensor Applications." Sensors 18, no. 7: 2279.
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