Mass sensitive detection of solvent vapors with calix[n]arenes—conformational adaptation to the analyte

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  • Prof. Franz L. Dickert,

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    1. Institut für Physikalische und Theoretische Chemie, Universität Erlangen Egerlandstrasse 3, D-91058 Erlangen (FRG)
    • Institut für Physikalische und Theoretische Chemie, Universität Erlangen Egerlandstrasse 3, D-91058 Erlangen (FRG)
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  • Oliver Schuster

    1. Institut für Physikalische und Theoretische Chemie, Universität Erlangen Egerlandstrasse 3, D-91058 Erlangen (FRG)
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  • Financial support from the “Fonds der Chemischen Industrie” and “Sonderforschungseinheit Siemens: Umwelt and Biosensorik” is gratefully acknowledged. We are indebted to W.-E. Bulst and G. Fischerauer, Siemens AG, München, ZFE ST KM1, for the SAW devices.

Abstract

Calixarenes have a hig molecular flexibility, facilitating an optimized adaptation to the shape of a large variety of guest molecules. Large substituents result in conformationally rigid compounds (Figure) but other calixarenes are ideal for coatings exhibiting high chemical sensitivity.

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