Long Period Grating Optical Fibre Sensor With A Molecularly Imprinted TiO2 Nanothin Film | 18712
ISSN: 2155-9872

Journal of Analytical & Bioanalytical Techniques
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Long period grating optical fibre sensor with a molecularly imprinted TiO2 nanothin film

5th International Conference and Exhibition on Analytical & Bioanalytical Techniques

Tao Wang, Sergiy Korposh, Stephen James, Ralph Tatam and Seung-Woo Lee

Posters: J Anal Bioanal Tech

DOI: 10.4172/2155-9872.S1.018

Molecular imprinting (MI), which was the first challenge by Dickey in 1949, has become a routine technique in materials and analytical chemistry. Inorganic materials for MI have been broadly approached because of their high stability and durability. In this study, a porphyrin molecule, tetrakis-(N-methyl-piridinium-4-yl)porphine (TMPyP), was used as a template and TiO 2 hybrid film was synthesized on a long period grating (LPG) optical fibre via liquid phase deposition (LPD). This LPG fibre coated with a molecularly imprinted TiO 2 thin film provides several advantages in terms of high refractive index (RI) of TiO 2 , high porosity, uniform surface etc. A 97 μm period LPG was written on a single mode, photosensitive fibre with a cut-off wavelength of 627 nm (Fibercore PS750). TiO 2 /TMPyP composite film was deposited on the fibre via LPD for 4.5 h. Comparing the transmission spectrum of the LPG sensor modified with a TiO 2 /TMPyP film before and after heat treatment, shows that the RI of the film was improved at 60 0 C under highly humid conditions. The template was removed from the coating by submerging the LPG sensor into an aqueous solution of 0.1 M hydrochloric acid. Comparisons of rebinding the template into the matrix with and without prior treatment of 1 wt% ammonia solution to the LPG were carried out. The transmission spectra of the LPG sensor as TMPyP and mellitic acid were rebound to the imprinted film. The TMPyP-imprinted TiO 2 film showed higher selective and sensitive binding towards the template molecule than the non-imprinted pure TiO 2 film.
Tao Wang received his bachelor degree in 2012 from the University of Kitakyushu (Japan) and now he is a PhD course student in the same University. His research interests include the optical fiber based chemical sensor for biomedical applications.