A boiling point model to describe conducting organic polymer gas sensor responses

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Through assessment of the steady-state electrical resistance changes of poly(3,3"-didecyl-2,2":5',2"-terthiophene) doped with various counter ions upon exposure to multiple concentrations of 27 volatile organic chemicals, it has been shown that a linear relationship exists between log(1/C-v) and T-b (C,, being the analyte concentration required to generate a fixed sensor response, and Tb being analyte boiling point) for analytes which share a common functional group. The study supports a physico-chemical model of conducting organic polymer gas sensor responses based on non-specific partition of the analyte between vapour and polymer phases.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectronic Noses and Olfaction 2000: Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Olfaction and Electronic Noses, Brighton, UK, July 2000
Publication statusPublished - 2000