Manipulation of pH induced sensitivity of a fluorescent probe in presence of silver nanoparticles


KAÇMAZ S., ERTEKİN K., ÖTER Ö., GÜNDOĞDU HIZLIATEŞ C., Ergun Y., Celik E.

JOURNAL OF LUMINESCENCE, vol.168, pp.228-235, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 168
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jlumin.2015.07.056
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF LUMINESCENCE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.228-235
  • Keywords: Optical pH sensor, Silver nanoparticles, Fluorescence, Electrospinning, Ionic liquid, OPTICAL SENSOR, RANGE, EMISSION
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

In this study, pH induced spectral response of the newly synthesized carbazole derivative (9-butyl-bis-3-(4-(dimethylamino) phenyl) allylidene)-9H-carbazole-3,6-diamine) has been declared. We utilized silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) along with ionic liquid as additives for manipulation of the spectral response. Plasticized ethyl cellulose (EC) was used as matrix material. Fibers and porous films were produced by electrospinning technique. The emission intensity at 631 nm has been followed as the analytical signal. Utilization of silver nanoparticles in electrospun polymeric fibers for pH sensing purposes resulted with many advantages such as tuned sensitivity, linear calibration plot for larger pH ranges, increased surface area and enhancement in all sensor dynamics. Additionally, we performed manipulation of the pKa within the same matrix exploiting the silver NPs. Characteristics of the pH induced response for the offered composition was superior with respect to the previously reported ones. When stored at the ambient air of the laboratory there was no significant drift in the signal intensity after 16 months. Our sensitivity and stability tests are still in progress. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.