Detection of aromatic nitro compounds with electrode polarization controlling sensor

Kumi Masunaga, Kosuke Hayama, Takeshi Onodera, Kenshi Hayashi, Norio Miura, Kiyoshi Matsumoto, Kiyoshi Toko

研究成果: ジャーナルへの寄稿学術誌査読

31 被引用数 (Scopus)


The global demands for landmine abolition become stronger, whereas the development of landmine detection technology progresses slowly. At present, the detection activities are mainly performed by means of a metal detector or a well-trained dog that needs much time and cost. Therefore, a more efficient landmine detection technique is desired. Most landmines contain aromatic nitro compounds, such as 2,4-dinitrotoluene (DNT) and 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT) as explosive charges; therefore, these substances are clues for landmines. In this study, we tried to detect amount of aromatic nitro compounds high-sensitively using a surface-polarization controlling method that measures electrochemical impedance of an electrode surface where explosive compounds adsorbed. As a result, we could detect the aromatic nitro compounds at detection limits of sub-μM level and distinguish the aromatic nitro compounds from other aromatic compounds at 100 μM at least. Furthermore, in order to improve specificity and sensitivity to aromatic nitro compounds, the electrode surface was modified with arenes that makes charge-transfer complex with aromatic nitro compounds. We adopted anthracene as the arene to functionalize the electrode surface. The modified electrode makes it possible to detect the aromatic nitro compounds selectively. This method enables us to develop a sensor for landmine detection.

ジャーナルSensors and Actuators, B: Chemical
1-2 SPEC. ISS.
出版ステータス出版済み - 7月 22 2005

!!!All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 電子材料、光学材料、および磁性材料
  • 器械工学
  • 凝縮系物理学
  • 表面、皮膜および薄膜
  • 金属および合金
  • 電子工学および電気工学
  • 材料化学


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