Selective piezoelectric sensors using polymer reagents

Thomas C. Hunter, Gareth J. Price

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A sensor for the determination of metal ions in aqueous solution based on a quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) was developed. The lack of selectivity of the QCM was alleviated by the chemical attachment to the crystal of water-soluble glycidyl methacrylate-vinylpyrrolidinone copolymers modified with 4-(3-aminopropyl)morpholine that selectively absorb metal ions from solution over a wide range of concentrations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-165
Number of pages5
JournalThe Analyst
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1995


  • 4-(3-aminopropyl)morpholine
  • Chemical sensor
  • Quartz crystal microbalance
  • Selectivity
  • Water-soluble glycidyl methacrylate-vinylpyrrolidinone copolytner

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry


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