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Proceedings 2017, 1(4), 433; doi:10.3390/proceedings1040433

Picomolar Detection of Heavy Ions with Surface Acoustic Wave Sensors Functionalized with New Synthetized Anthracene Derivates

Faculté des Sciences de Monastir, Université de Monastir, Monastir 5000, Tunisia
Université de Tunis El Manar, Unité de recherche en modélisation des sciences fondamentales et didactiques, Campus universitaire Farhat-Hached Tunis, B.P. no 94, Rommana 1068, Tunisia
Cnam, SATIE, UMR CNRS 8029, Paris 75003, France
Université Paris Sorbonne Paris Cité, ITODYS, UMR CNRS Paris 7086, France
Université du Maine, LAUM, UMR CNRS Le Mans 6613, France
EFREI, Villejuif, France
Presented at the Eurosensors 2017 Conference, Paris, France, 3–6 September 2017.
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Published: 7 August 2017
(This article belongs to the Proceedings of Eurosensors 2017)
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104 MHz-surface acoustic wave sensors have been functionalized with three new anthracenederivatives for the detection of mercury and copper heavy ions: 2,2-bis(4 anthracenylme,thoxy-1,1′-biphenyl(BP-AN), 9-{[4-({[4-(9anthrylmethoxy)phenyl]sulfanyl}methyl)]methyl] anthracene (TDP-AN) and 4-(9-anthrylmethoxy) benzyl [4-(9-anthrylmethoxy) phenyl] sulfone (BPS-AN). Gravimetric results indicate that, compared to TDP-AN and BPS-AN, BP-AN based chemsensor has the highest affinitytowards the two investigated ions.The corresponding sensitivities were of order of 3.67 × 108 °/M and 2.24 × 108 °/M for Hg2+ and Cu2+ respectively. The limit of detection of the BP-AN-SAW chemsensor, of order of 1 pM, is one of the lowest values ever reported in the literature. Experimental results were supported by quantum chemical calculations, based on the density functional theory.
Keywords: surface acoustic wave sensors; anthracene derivatives; DFT calculations surface acoustic wave sensors; anthracene derivatives; DFT calculations
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Attia, G.; Teka, S.; Rahali, S.; Fourati, N.; Zerrouki, C.; Seydou, M.; Yaakoubi, N.; Chehimi, S.; Chaabane, R.B. Picomolar Detection of Heavy Ions with Surface Acoustic Wave Sensors Functionalized with New Synthetized Anthracene Derivates. Proceedings 2017, 1, 433.

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