Optical Detection of Herbicides in Water using Dye- Modified Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes


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International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems

Professor Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay

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VOLUME 7 , ISSUE 5 (December 2014) > List of articles

Special issue ICST 2014

Optical Detection of Herbicides in Water using Dye- Modified Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes

Hikmat Banimuslem * / Aseel Hassan / Tamara Basova / Asuman Dakoğlu Gülmez / Mahmut Durmuş / Ayşe Gül Gürek / Vefa Ahsen

Keywords : phthalocyanine; carbon nanotubes; TIRE; PCP; 2PC; diuron; simazine

Citation Information : International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems. Volume 7, Issue 5, Pages 1-5, DOI: https://doi.org/10.21307/ijssis-2019-033

License : (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

Published Online: 15-February-2020



Hybrid materials were produced by mixing CuPcR4 with acidified single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) and characterised by UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy. Thin films of pristine CuPcR4 and SWCNT/CuPcR4 were prepared by spin coating onto gold-coated glass slides and applied as active layers to detect pentachlorophenol (PCP), 2-chlorophenol, diuron and simazine in water utilizing Total Internal Reflection Ellipsometry (TIRE) as an optical detection method. Different concentrations in water ranging from 0.5 to 20 µg/L have been examined in the current work. It is revealed that the shifts in Δ(λ) spectra of SWCNT/CuPcR4 films were evidently larger than those produced by the pristine CuPcR4 films, indicating largely improved films’ sensitivity of the hybrid films.

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