A Team of Researchers at IIT Palakkad Developed A Novel Sensing System for the Discriminative Detection of Volatile Halogenated Organic Solvents
Due to their widespread usage in numerous industrial settings and research laboratories, Volatile Halogenated Organic Solvents (VHOSs) have become serious environmental contaminants and emerging indoor organic pollutants. Excessive exposure to the vapours of VHOSs leads to eye irritation, heart disease, kidney failure, respiratory malfunction, and cancer. Therefore, the precise detection and differentiation of close-related VHOSs are of significant importance. A team of researchers at IIT Palakkad, Dr. Shanmugaraju Sankarasekaran, Ms. Binduja Mohan, and Dr. Umadevi Deivasigamani, have developed a practically useful fluorescence-based sensing system for the discriminative sensing and ultra-trace detection of VHOSs. This finding has been published in the journal Sensors & Diagnostics (https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2023/sd/d2sd00177b). This work has been highlighted on the back cover of the journal's current issue.