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Using Ionic Polymer Metal Composite (IPMC)based Devices for Naked-eye Sensing of Thiocyanate Ion (SCN-)

Debabrata Chatterjee

This work introduces the concept of a novel thiocyanate ion (SCN-) detecting device. We show proof-of-principle of the device, namely IPMC film prepared by surface modification of the ionic-polymer film. In this work, naked-eye detection of thiocyanate ion (SCN-) by using iron exchanged ionic polymer-metal composites (IPMC) strip has been achieved. It was successfully applied to direct determination of thiocyanate at micro-molar level in water samples. The response time of the sensor in whole concentration ranges is very short (<10 s). The response of the sensor is independent on the pH range of 2-10.