Langmuir-Blodgett thin film for chloroform detection

Capan R., Goktas H., ÖZBEK Z., ŞEN S., Ozel M. E., Davis F.

APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, vol.350, pp.129-134, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 350
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2015.02.109
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.129-134
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


Calix[4]resorcinarene (C11TEA) molecules could be deposited as an LB film by the Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) technique onto suitable substrates. Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) and UV-vis spectroscopy were employed for the characterization of these LB films. A high quality and uniform Langmuir monolayer from the water surface can be transferred onto a glass or gold coated substrates with a transfer ratio of over 95%. Thickness and refractive index values of the resultant LB films were measured using surface plasmon resonance with a value of 1.04nm per layer and 1.4 respectively. For the sensing application towards chloroform, this LB film yields a fast and almost fully reversible response to chloroform in few seconds. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.