Thin film characterization and vapor sensing properties of a novel perylenediimide material
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A novel N,N'-(glycine tert-butylester)-3,4,9,10-perylenediimide was chosen for the study of Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) thin film characterization and the sensing properties against selected volatile organic vapors. Different number of LB film layer was deposited onto a glass and quartz crystal substrate. The thin film fabrication process was monitored with UV-vis and quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) measurement techniques. The results indicated that absorbance increased linearly with the number of the layers on film. A similar linear relationship between frequency shift and number of the layers was observed by the QCM measurement. It can be concluded that high quality and uniform LB films were produced by using this novel perylenediimide material. Chloroform, toluene, benzene, ethyl alcohol and isopropyl alcohol vapors were selected to test this material's applicability in room temperature as a vapor sensor. This novel material showed a fast, large and reproducible response to chloroform and isopropyl alcohol vapor.