INSTITUTO DE QUIMICA, FISICA DE LOS MATERIALES, MEDIOAMBIENTE Y ENERGIA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Luminescent Eu(III) hybrid materials for sensor applications
B. C. BARJA; P. F. ARAMENDÍA
Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences
Año: 2008 vol. 7 p. 1391 - 1391
Summary In this work we use the sol-gel technique to develop different luminescent Eu(III) porous materials from a bis(trialkoxysilyl) organic precursor synthesized from the amide of the DPA (2, 6-pyridinedicarboxylic acid) with APTES (aminopropyltriethoxysilane) in the presence or absence of the non-ionic surfactant F-127. The emission spectrum of the luminescent Eu(III) complex obtained was used to sense and compare the environment of the lanthanide in the amorphous matrices as well as the accessibility of the material by means of the quenching of its luminescence by Cu(II). Solid devices were built to test and compare their performances as potential sensors of Cu(II) in terms of the values of the Stern-Volmer constants in the quenching experiments. Templated materials with F127 showed the best response (KSV = 1.2 105 M-1) when compared with the results obtained for the non templated ones at different synthesis conditions permiting the in situ detection of Cu(II) in solution down to the 0.05 ppm level.