Potassium selective quartz crystal microbalance chemical sensors using functionalized copolymer coatings


Price, G. J. and Drake, P. L., 2006. Potassium selective quartz crystal microbalance chemical sensors using functionalized copolymer coatings. Sensors and Actuators B-Chemical, 114 (1), pp. 466-472.

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    Quartz crystal microbalance sensors that specifically detect K+ ions have been developed using copolymers based on poly(acrylic acid) and functionalised with crown ethers to provide selectivity. The coatings selectively absorb K+ over other Group I ions such as Li+ and Na+. Sensors have been used in both batch and flow modes with detection limits in the region of 0.1-0.2 ppm for K-(aq)(+) with a linear range extending to over 1000ppm. The sensors perform at least as well as other recently developed methodologies although further optimisation should significantly improve this performance.


    Item Type Articles
    CreatorsPrice, G. J.and Drake, P. L.
    DepartmentsFaculty of Science > Chemistry
    Publisher StatementDRAFT_98_Potassium_Selective_Quartz_Crystal_Microbalance_Chemical_Sensors_using_Functionalized_Copolymer_Coatings.pdf: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, vol 114, issue 1, 2006, DOI 10.1016/j.snb.2005.05.034
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