The aim in this sub-project is to test MPc with different substitutions and metal centers for sensing a variety of gases.
Four different types of sensors are proposed to be tested at the Yaguazo marsh:
- Systems from unsubstituted MPc
- Platforms from substituted MPc with three different types of substitutions: fluorinated groups, aromatic groups and carboxylated groups
- Use of polymers to anchor the MPc on the electrodes surface
- The synthesis of MPc-MOFs using an innovative approach that incorporates as linker a metal complex in lieu of an organic bridging molecule.
We expect to yield novel 3- D units with better sensing capabilities than the mono-dimensional nanomaterials.