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Adsorption of toxic gases on molecularly imprinted polymer coated QCM: measurements and modeling for partial pressure in gas mixture

  • Min-Jin Hwang
  • Wang-Geun Shim
  • Soon-Do Yoon
  • Hee MoonEmail author


An adsorption-based array sensor coated with different molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) was fabricated to effectively and simultaneously detect specific volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as benzene and isopropyl methyl ketone (IMK). The synthesized MIPs showed remarkable recognition properties such as sensitivity and selectivity for their target molecule. Furthermore a detection method for array sensors was formulated based on several adsorption equilibrium isotherm models to determine individual partial pressures in the VOCs mixture from the overall adsorption capacities on array sensor elements. The results indicated that the detection method provided relatively good predictions for binary target species within the experimental error.


Adsorption-based array sensor Selectivity Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) Quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) Detection method 



This research was financially supported by national research foundation (NRF) of Korea Korean government (Grant No. 2017R1C1B5076576).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Min-Jin Hwang
    • 1
  • Wang-Geun Shim
    • 2
  • Soon-Do Yoon
    • 3
  • Hee Moon
    • 4
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Environmental System EngineeringChonnam National UniversityYeosuRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.Department of Polymer Science and EngineeringSunchon National UniversitySunchonRepublic of Korea
  3. 3.Department of Chemical and Biomolecular EngineeringChonnam National UniversityYeosuRepublic of Korea
  4. 4.School of Chemical EngineeringChonnam National UniversityGwangjuRepublic of Korea

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