Phosphorescent Oxygen Sensors Based on Nanostructured Polyolefin Substrates

Ross Gillanders, OV Arzhakova, A Hempel, A Dolgova, LM Yarysheva, NF Bakeev, JP Kerry, AL Volynskii, DB Papkovsky

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New phosphorescent oxygen-sensitive materials based on nanostructured high density polyethylene and polypropylene films are described. The polymer substrates undergo treatment by a solvent crazing process to create a well-developed network of controlled, nanometer-size pores. Indicator dye molecules are then embedded by physical entrapment in such nanostructures which subsequently can be healed. Such sensors demonstrate improved working characteristics and allow simple, cost-efficient production and disposable use. They are well suited for large-scale applications such as nondestructive control of residual oxygen and "smart" packaging.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)466-468
JournalAnalytical Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2010


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