Preparation of langmuir-blodgett thin films of calix[6 ]arenes and p-tert butyl group effect on their gas sensing properties
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Organic vapor sensing properties of Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) thin films of p-tert-butyl calix arene and calixarene, and their certain characterization are reported in this work. LB films of these calixarenes have been characterized by contact angle measurement, quartz crystal microbalance (QCM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM). QCM system was used for the measurement of sensor response against chloroform, benzene, toluene and ethanol vapors. Forming of stable monolayers was observed at the water surface using surface pressure-area isotherm graph. The results indicate that good quality, uniform LB films can be prepared with a transfer ratio of over 0.95. Due to the adsorption of vapors into the LB film Structures; they yield a response to all vapors as of large, fast, and reproducible.