Sensor technologies based on a cellulose supported platform

J.H. Poplin, Richard Swatloski, John Holbrey, S.K. Spear, A. Metlen, M. Gratzel, M.K. Nazeeruddin, R.D. Rogers

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A simple approach to sensor development based on encapsulating a probe molecule in a cellulose support followed by regeneration from an ionic liquid solution is demonstrated here by the codissolution of cellulose and 1-(2-pyridylazo)-2-naphthol in 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride followed by regeneration with water to form strips which exhibit a proportionate (1 : 1) response to Hg(II) in aqueous solution.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2025-2027
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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Poplin, J. H., Swatloski, R., Holbrey, J., Spear, S. K., Metlen, A., Gratzel, M., ... Rogers, R. D. (2007). Sensor technologies based on a cellulose supported platform. Chemical Communications, (20), 2025-2027.