Extremely fast and highly selective detection of nitroaromatic explosive vapours using fluorescent polymer thin films

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Demirel G., Daglar B., BAYINDIR M.

Chemical Communications, vol.49, no.55, pp.6140-6142, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 55
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1039/c3cc43202e
  • Journal Name: Chemical Communications
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.6140-6142
  • Ankara Haci Bayram Veli University Affiliated: No


A novel sensing material based on pyrene doped polyethersulfone worm-like structured thin film is developed using a facile technique for detection of nitroaromatic explosive vapours. The formation of π–π stacking in the thin fluorescent film allows a highly sensitive fluorescence quenching which is detectable by the naked eye in a response time of a few seconds. © 2013 The Royal Society of Chemistry.