Project Description

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.