Abstract: Several metal-organic framework (MOF) materials were under investigated to test their applicability as sensor materials for impedimetric gas sensors. The materials were tested in a temperature range of 120 °C - 240 °C with varying concentrations of O2, CO2, C3H8, NO, H2, ethanol and methanol in the gas atmosphere and under different test gas humidity conditions. Different sensor configurations were studied in a frequency range of 1 Hz -1 MHz and time-continuous measurements were performed at 1 Hz. The materials did not show any impedance response to O2, CO2, C3H8, NO, or H2 in the gas atmospheres, although for some materials a significant impedance decrease was induced by a change of the ethanol or methanol concentration in the gas phase. Moreover, pronounced promising and reversible changes in the electric properties of a special MOF material were monitored under varying humidity, with a linear response curve at 120 °C. Further investigations were carried out with differently doped MOF materials of this class, to evaluate the influence of special dopants on the sensor effect.
Keywords: Metal-organic framework; MOF; impedance spectroscopy; humidity; gas sensor
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Achmann, S.; Hagen, G.; Kita, J.; Malkowsky, I.M.; Kiener, C.; Moos, R. Metal-Organic Frameworks for Sensing Applications in the Gas Phase. Sensors 2009, 9, 1574-1589.
Achmann S, Hagen G, Kita J, Malkowsky IM, Kiener C, Moos R. Metal-Organic Frameworks for Sensing Applications in the Gas Phase. Sensors. 2009; 9(3):1574-1589.
Achmann, Sabine; Hagen, Gunter; Kita, Jaroslaw; Malkowsky, Itamar M.; Kiener, Christoph; Moos, Ralf. 2009. "Metal-Organic Frameworks for Sensing Applications in the Gas Phase." Sensors 9, no. 3: 1574-1589.