The sensing of gas molecules is of fundamental importance for environmental monitoring, control of chemical processes, and non-invasive medical diagnostics based on human’s breath analysis [1,2]. In recent years, graphene-based gas sensors have attracted much attention and different materials have been developed [2]. However, they still suffer from several problems, which could be overcome by covering the graphene surface with metal oxides (MOS). Besides, thanks to the high chemical versatility, promising results could be also obtained by coupling porphyrin-based macrocycles to MOS. As such, boosted potentialities, especially in terms of tuned selectivity and low water interference, may be obtained. Therefore, the present work is aimed at evaluating and comparing the sensing at both mild temperatures (also exploiting the UV and solar light) of SnO2 matrix coupled with different porphyrins and graphene oxide materials towards the sensing of acetone molecules [4]. Specifically, zinc tetraphenylporphyrin (ZnTPP) and perfluorinated-modified ones were adopted. Switching the lamp on, the samples ability to sense acetone drastically changed: the LOD reached the 200 ppb for all the materials. A possible explanation of the role of both GO and porphyrins in boosting the SnO2 sensing of oxidizing molecules (as acetone) is reported, according to the recent literature related to hybrid chemoresistors [3,4] and DSSC devices [5].

Nanocomposite Materials for Low Temperature VOCs Chemoresistors / G. Cappelletti. ((Intervento presentato al 5. convegno Virtual Congress on Materials Science & Engineering tenutosi a On line : September 26th - 29th nel 2022.

Nanocomposite Materials for Low Temperature VOCs Chemoresistors

G. Cappelletti
2022

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The sensing of gas molecules is of fundamental importance for environmental monitoring, control of chemical processes, and non-invasive medical diagnostics based on human’s breath analysis [1,2]. In recent years, graphene-based gas sensors have attracted much attention and different materials have been developed [2]. However, they still suffer from several problems, which could be overcome by covering the graphene surface with metal oxides (MOS). Besides, thanks to the high chemical versatility, promising results could be also obtained by coupling porphyrin-based macrocycles to MOS. As such, boosted potentialities, especially in terms of tuned selectivity and low water interference, may be obtained. Therefore, the present work is aimed at evaluating and comparing the sensing at both mild temperatures (also exploiting the UV and solar light) of SnO2 matrix coupled with different porphyrins and graphene oxide materials towards the sensing of acetone molecules [4]. Specifically, zinc tetraphenylporphyrin (ZnTPP) and perfluorinated-modified ones were adopted. Switching the lamp on, the samples ability to sense acetone drastically changed: the LOD reached the 200 ppb for all the materials. A possible explanation of the role of both GO and porphyrins in boosting the SnO2 sensing of oxidizing molecules (as acetone) is reported, according to the recent literature related to hybrid chemoresistors [3,4] and DSSC devices [5].
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