Microchimica Acta

, Volume 143, Issue 1, pp 1–12 | Cite as

Probes and Polymers for Optical Sensing of Oxygen

  • Yutaka Amao
Fundamental Review


 Oxygen detection techniques are used in various fields, such as chemical or clinical analysis and environmental monitoring. Recently, a variety of devices and sensors based on photo-luminescent or photoexcited state quenching of organic dyes have been developed to measure oxygen partial pressure on the solid surface. Many optical oxygen sensors are composed of organic dyes, such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (pyrene, pyrene derivative etc.), transition metal complexes (Ru2+, Os2+, Ir3+ etc.), metalloporphyrins (Pt2+, Pd2+, Zn2+ etc.) and fullerene (C60 and C70) immobilized in oxygen permeable polymer films. In this review, the properties of various oxygen permeable polymers for matrix of optical oxygen sensor and various dye probes for oxygen sensing are described.

Key words: Optical sensor; luminescence; T–T absorption; oxygen. 


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© Springer-Verlag/Wien 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Applied Chemistry, Oita University, 700 Dannoharu, Oita 870-1192, JapanJP

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