Analytical Sciences

Abstract − Analytical Sciences, 22(7), 977 (2006).

Fiber-Optic Sensor for Iodine Based on a Covalently Immobilized Aminobenzanthrone Schiff Base
Li-Xin CHEN,* Cheng-Gang NIU,** Zhi-Min XIE,* You-Qian LONG,* and Xin-Rong SONG*
*Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Hunan Institute of Engineering, Xiangtan 411104, P. R. China
**College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Hunan University, Changsha 410082, P. R. China
An aminobenzanthrone Schiff base has been synthesized as a new fluorescence carrier for the preparation of an optical chemical sensor for iodine. The response of the sensor is based on fluorescence quenching of the aminobenzanthrone Schiff base by iodine. The sensor shows a linear response toward iodine in the range of 1.0 × 10-5 to 1.0 × 10-3 mol l-1, with a detection limit of 6.0 × 10-6 mol l-1 at pH 8.0. Leaching of the fluorophore from the membrane is effectively hindered by covalent immobilization, resulting in an enhanced sensor lifetime. In addition to satisfactory reproducibility and reversibility, the prepared sensor exhibits sufficient selectivity toward iodine with respect to other coexisting ions. The sensor has been applied to the determination of iodine in common salt samples.