Journal of Fluorescence

, Volume 28, Issue 2, pp 477–482 | Cite as

Novel Zinc(II) Bis(Dipyrromethenate)-Doped Ethyl Cellulose Sensors for Acetone Vapor Fluorescence Detection

  • Alexander A. KsenofontovEmail author
  • Galina B. Guseva
  • Svetlana A. Stupikova
  • Elena V. Antina


In this paper, we report on the results of spectrofluorimetric study of new fluorescent sensor based on [Zn2L2] doped in ethyl cellulose. The sensor optical signal is based on the rapid fluorescence quenching in the presence of acetone vapor. The acetone vapor detection limit in a gas mixture by means of sensor based on [Zn2L2] doped in ethyl cellulose is 1.68 ppb. Being highly sensitive to the acetone acetone presence, instant in response and easy to use, the sensor can find an application for the noninvasive diagnostics of diabetes as well as for the monitoring of the content of acetone acetone in the air at industrial and laboratory facilities.

Graphical Abstract


Zinc(II) bis(dipyrromethenate) Fluorescent sensor Acetone vapor Fluorescence quenching Detection limit 



We are grateful to Dr. Sci., Prof. L.P. Safonova and PhD D.M. Makarov for helpful discussions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander A. Ksenofontov
    • 1
    Email author
  • Galina B. Guseva
    • 1
  • Svetlana A. Stupikova
    • 1
    • 2
  • Elena V. Antina
    • 1
  1. 1.G.A. Krestov Institute of Solution Chemistry of the Russian Academy of SciencesIvanovoRussia
  2. 2.Ivanovo State University of Chemistry and TechnologyIvanovoRussia

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