Solvatochromic sensor array for the identification of common organic solvents

Jacqueline M. Rankin, Qifan Zhang, Maria K. Lagasse, Yinan Zhang, Jon R. Askim, Kenneth S. Suslick

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A cross-reactive colorimetric sensor array composed of solvatochromic dyes in semi-liquid matrices was used to successfully discriminate among eleven common solvents. The multidimensional array response is attributed to both chemical (i.e., analyte-dye interactions) and physical (i.e., spot blooming and refractive index alteration) changes in the sensor spot.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2613-2617
Number of pages5
Issue number8
StatePublished - Apr 21 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry


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