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A polymeric sensor for the chromogenic and luminescent detection of anions

Singh, Narinder, Kaur, Navneet, Dunn, John, Behan, Ruth, Mulrooney, Ray C. and Callan, John F. (2009) A polymeric sensor for the chromogenic and luminescent detection of anions. EUROPEAN POLYMER JOURNAL, 45 (1). pp. 272-277. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2008.10.040


A polysiloxane based thiourea coupled sensor has been developed for the determination of anions from changes in the UV-Vis or fluorescence spectra. A comparative account of the photophysical properties of the monomer and polymer units bearing the thiourea moiety revealed better fluoride recognition in the polymeric framework. The fluoride recognition by the polymeric senior was attributed to co-operative binding involving a DMSO molecule and a fluoride ion between thiourea groups on adjacent residues. The polymeric sensor can measure fluoride at two different concentration ranges by using either absorbance or emission signalling. (c) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Biomedical Sciences Research Institute
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
ID Code:4062
Deposited By: Professor John Callan
Deposited On:05 Jan 2010 14:05
Last Modified:19 Nov 2012 15:21

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