Abstract

The materials described in this work result from the self-Assembly of liquid crystals and ionic liquids into droplets, stabilized within a biopolymeric matrix. These systems are extremely versatile gels, in terms of composition, and offer potential for fine tuning of both structure and function, as each individual component can be varied. Here, the characterization and application of these gels as sensing thin films in gas sensor devices is presented. The unique supramolecular structure of the gels is explored for molecular recognition of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) by employing gels with distinct formulations to yield combinatorial optical and electrical responses used in the distinction and identification of VOCs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISOEN 2019 - 18th International Symposium on Olfaction and Electronic Nose, Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538683279
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2019
Event18th International Symposium on Olfaction and Electronic Nose, ISOEN 2019 - Fukuoka, Japan
Duration: 26 May 201929 May 2019

Conference

Conference18th International Symposium on Olfaction and Electronic Nose, ISOEN 2019
CountryJapan
CityFukuoka
Period26/05/1929/05/19

Keywords

  • biopolymer
  • gel
  • ionic liquid
  • liquid crystal

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