Colorimetric detection and identification of natural and artificial sweeteners

Christopher J. Musto, Sung H. Lim, Kenneth S. Suslick

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A disposable, low-cost colorimetric sensor array has been created by pin-printing onto a hydrophilic membrane 16 chemically responsive nanoporous pigments that are comprised of indicators immobilized in an organically modified silane (ormosil). The array has been used to detect and identify 14 different natural and artificial sweeteners at millimolar concentrations, as well as commonly used individual-serving sweetener packets. The array has shown excellent reproducibility and long shelf life and has been optimized to work in the biological pH regime.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6526-6533
Number of pages8
JournalAnalytical Chemistry
Issue number15
StatePublished - Aug 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry

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