Fabrication of optochemical and electrochemical sensors using thin films of porphyrin and phthalocyanine derivatives

Kalimuthu, P., Arumugam , Sivanesan, & John, S.A. (2012) Fabrication of optochemical and electrochemical sensors using thin films of porphyrin and phthalocyanine derivatives. Journal of Chemical Sciences, 124(6), pp. 1315-1325.

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This paper describes the fabrication of thin films of porphyrin and metallophthalocyanine derivatives on different substrates for the optochemical detection of HCl gas and electrochemical determination of L-cysteine (CySH). Solid state gas sensor for HCl gas was fabricated by coating meso-substituted porphyrin derivatives on glass slide and examined optochemical sensing of HCl gas. The concentration of gaseous HCl was monitored from the changes in the absorbance of Soret band. Among the different porphyrin derivatives, meso- tetramesitylporphyrin (MTMP) coated film showed excellent sensitivity towards HCl and achieved a detection limit of 0.03ppm HCl. Further, we have studied the self-assembly of 1,8,15,22-tetraaminometallophthalocyanine (4α-MTAPc; M = Co and Ni) from DMF on GC electrode. The CVs for the self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) of 4α-CoIITAPc and 4α-NiIITAPc show two pairs of well-defined redox couple corresponding to metal and ring. Using the 4α-CoIITAPc SAM modified electrode, sensitive and selective detection of L-cysteine was demonstrated. Further, the SAM modified electrode also successfully separates the oxidation potentials of AA and CySH with a peak separation of 320mV.

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ID Code: 78416
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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DOI: 10.1007/s12039-012-0330-5
ISSN: 0974-3626
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Indian Academy of Sciences
Deposited On: 10 Nov 2014 01:54
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2014 04:53

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