Development of polydiacetylene-polydimethylsiloxane based chloroform sensor

In Sung Park, Dong Hoon Park, Jong Man Kim

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In this study, we have developed a solvatochromic polydiacetylene(PDA)-embedded polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) film-type sensor for selective colorimetric detection of chloroform. PDA-PDMS film was readily fabricated by mixing PDA which was derived from 2-methoxyethyl pentacosa-10,12-diynoate (PCDA-EGME) and PDMS precursor. The PDA embedded PDMS film displayed a red (λmax=545 nm) to yellow (λmax=477 nm) colorimetric transition upon exposure to chloroform. The film-type sensor was found to be selective for chloroform among 19 common solvents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)769-773
Number of pages5
JournalPolymer (Korea)
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Sep



  • Chloroform
  • Polydiacetylene
  • Polydimethylsiloxane
  • Sensor
  • Solvatochromism

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