Werner, T. and Huber, Ch. and Heinl, S. and Kollmannsberger, M. and Daub, J. and Wolfbeis, Otto S. (1997) Novel optical pH-sensor based on a boradiaza-indacene derivative. Fresenius' Journal of Analytical Chemistry 359 (2), pp. 150-154.
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A pH-optode is described based on 1, 3, 5, 7-tetramethyl-8-(4-dimethylamino)-4-difluorobora-3a, 4a-diaza-(s)-indacene (1) immobilized in a hydrogel matrix. Its uncharged form is non-fluorescent, whereas the protonated form displays strong emission. The quenching of the emission can be mechanistically explained by a PET (photoinduced electron transfer) from the dimethylamino group to the fluorophore. The perpendicular configuration at the C(8)-aryl bond contributes to the efficiency of the on/off-switching behavior. Incorporation of the dye into a hydrogel matrix results in a transparent sensor membrane which can be used to measure the pH in the range of 1-3. The sensor shows high signal intensity, good reproducibility, and the response characteristic is stable over hours of operation even at low pH-values.
|Institutions:||Chemistry and Pharmacy > Institut für Analytische Chemie, Chemo- und Biosensorik > Chemo- und Biosensorik (Prof. Otto S. Wolfbeis)|
|Subjects:||500 Science > 540 Chemistry & allied sciences|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||Unknown|
|Deposited On:||07 Jun 2011 11:17|
|Last Modified:||21 Jul 2011 02:14|