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Photo-detection of solvent polarities using non-invasive coatings in capillaries
Florea, Larisa; Benito-Lopez, Fernando; Hennart, Alexandre; Diamond, Dermot
Fused silica-capillaries were functionalised with spiropyran-polymer brushes using a spiropyran functionalised norbornyl derivative as the monomer (SP-M). The polymerisation was achieved by surface-initiated ring-opening metathesis polymerisation (Si-ROMP). We obtained a three dimensional arrangement, covalently attached to the inner wall of the fused-silica capillary, where the spiropyran moiety has the freedom to open and close in response to light (UV, white light). The spiropyran moieties present a very strong dependence on the polarity of the solvent what is expressed by a shift in its main UV-Vis absorption band therefore functionalised capillaries were successfully used to photo-detect solvents of different polarity while passing through the capillary.
Keyword(s): Chemistry; spiropyran; micro-capillary; ROMP; solvatochromism
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Language(s): English
Institution: Dublin City University
Citation(s): Florea, Larisa ORCID: 0000-0002-4704-2393 <>, Benito-Lopez, Fernando ORCID: 0000-0003-0699-5507 <>, Hennart, Alexandre and Diamond, Dermot ORCID: 0000-0003-2944-4839 <> (2011) Photo-detection of solvent polarities using non-invasive coatings in capillaries. Procedia Engineering, 25 . pp. 1545-1548. ISSN 1877-7058
Publisher(s): Elsevier Ltd.
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