Selective and reusable iron(II)-based molecular sensor for the vapor-phase detection of alcohols

Anil D. Naik, Koen Robeyns, Christophe F. Meunier, Alexandre F. Léonard, Aurelian Rotaru, Bernard Tinant, Yaroslav Filinchuk, Bao Lian Su, Yann Garcia

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Abstract

A mononuclear iron(II) neutral complex (1) is screened for sensing abilities for a wide spectrum of chemicals and to evaluate the response function toward physical perturbation like temperature and mechanical stress. Interestingly, 1 precisely detects methanol among an alcohol series. The sensing process is visually detectable, fatigue-resistant, highly selective, and reusable. The sensing ability is attributed to molecular sieving and subsequent spin-state change of iron centers, after a crystal-to-crystal transformation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1263-1265
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Volume53
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Feb 2014

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Naik, A. D., Robeyns, K., Meunier, C. F., Léonard, A. F., Rotaru, A., Tinant, B., Filinchuk, Y., Su, B. L., & Garcia, Y. (2014). Selective and reusable iron(II)-based molecular sensor for the vapor-phase detection of alcohols. Inorganic Chemistry, 53(3), 1263-1265. https://doi.org/10.1021/ic402816a