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Proceedings 2017, 1(4), 406;

Enhance of Sensitivity of Corrole Functionalized Polymeric Microspheres Coated Quartz Microbalances

Department of Chemical Science and Technology, University of Rome Tor Vergata, 00173 Roma, Italy
Department of Electronic Engineering, University of Rome Tor Vergata, 00173 Roma, Italy
Department of Chemistry, University of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
Presented at the Eurosensors 2017 Conference, Paris, France, 3–6 September 2017.
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Published: 17 August 2017
(This article belongs to the Proceedings of Eurosensors 2017)
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An innovative and efficient β-functionalization of [5,10,15-tris-(4-methylphenyl)corrolato]Cobalt derivatives introduced an acrolein substituent, which allowed the copolymerization with pure acrolein. The obtained hybrid microparticles have been used as sensing materials of quart microbalance gas sensors. The sensing properties have been tested by exposure to different volatile organic compounds chosen as model analytes. Results show an improved sensitivity of the hybrid microparticles respect to the individual constituents.
Keywords: quartz microbalance; gas sensors; corroles quartz microbalance; gas sensors; corroles
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Savoldelli, A.; Magna, G.; Nardis, S.; Fronczek, F.R.; Smith, K.M.; Natale, C.D.; Paolesse, R. Enhance of Sensitivity of Corrole Functionalized Polymeric Microspheres Coated Quartz Microbalances. Proceedings 2017, 1, 406.

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