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A sublimated film of double decker terbium(III) bis(phthalocyaninato) complex (TbPc2) has been tested for optical gas sensing applications. Morphological characterization of the sensing layer has been performed by atomic force microscopy. TbPc2 has been used as an opto-chemically interacting material to detect a class of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) following in real-time the UV–vis optical absorption variation. The interaction mechanism taking place between the investigated analytes and this double-decker-based thin films has been evaluated through the Freundlich isotherm. Additionally gold nanostructured plasmonic transducers grown onto glass substrate have been used as alternative functional substrate: the excitation of surface plasmon resonances at frequencies close to those of the bis-phthalocyanine molecular resonances has been investigated as a possible factor for increasing the sensing …
Publication date: 
1 Dec 2017

Adriano Colombelli, Michele Serri, Matteo Mannini, Roberto Rella, Maria Grazia Manera

Biblio References: 
Volume: 253 Pages: 266-274
Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical