Poly(3-alkoxyphenylthiophenes) for VOCs detection

E. Massera, M.L. Miglietta, T. Polichetti, G. Di Francia, F. Borbone, A. Carella, S. Pappalardo, A. Roviello

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In this work, poly(3-(4-octyloxyphenyl)thiophene has been synthetized by an oxidative coupling polymerization reaction and employed in a chemiresistor structure to probe its potential as VOCs sensor. The devices has been exposed to toluene, acetone and ethanol vapours. The chemiresistor has exhibited fast response time (< 1 min), good stability over more than two weeks under ambient conditions and good sensitivity to VOCs, demonstrating to be a viable option for detection of VOCs. © 2010 American Institute of Physics.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event5th International Conference on Times of Polymers (TOP) and Composites - , Italy
Duration: 1 Jan 2010 → …


Conference5th International Conference on Times of Polymers (TOP) and Composites
Period1/1/10 → …


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Massera, E., Miglietta, M. L., Polichetti, T., Di Francia, G., Borbone, F., Carella, A., ... Roviello, A. (2010). Poly(3-alkoxyphenylthiophenes) for VOCs detection. Paper presented at 5th International Conference on Times of Polymers (TOP) and Composites, Italy. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3455615