Photochemical stabilization of terthiophene and its utilization as a new sensing element in the fabrication of monolayer-chemistry-based fluorescent sensing films.

Abstract

To improve the photochemical stability of α-terthiophene (3T) in air, we purposely introduced a naphthalene unit into its conjugated backbone, resulting in a fluorescent compound, 5-(1-naphthyl)-2,2':5',2''-terthiophene (NA-3T). The compound was further employed as a sensing element for the fabrication of a monolayer-chemistry based fluorescent sensing film… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/am2000592

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