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 AJAC  Vol.4 No.11 , November 2013
Development of Optical Chemical Sensor Based on Pararosaniline in Sol-Gel Matrix for Detection of Formaldehyde in Food Samples
Abstract: Optical chemical sensor based on immobilesed pararosaniline into sol-gel matrix tetraethyl orthosilicate (TEOS) is a simple tool that can be used to detect the presence of formalin (formaldehide) in food. Pararosaline in sol-gel matrix was developed when contacted with food sample that contains formalin. The optical signal was produced by changing color from purple to yellow, that can be used to detect quantitative formaldehide in sample. The results, chemo sensor optic, have characteristic, maximum wave length 576.42 nm, with linier range 0-100 ppm, linearity coefficient R2 = 0.999, limit detection (LOD) 0.504 ppm, limit of quantification (LOQ) 1.680 ppm, sensitivity 0.087, disturbed matrix selectivity 1.716 %. The optimum is operational at pH 4, and response time at 150 seconds of 2 ppm. This sensor can be used to detect formalin in food sample in a simple mode and reusable for 4 times application. In addition, the sensor can be regenerated using an
Cite this paper: A. Gani, M. Yuwono and B. Kuswandi, "Development of Optical Chemical Sensor Based on Pararosaniline in Sol-Gel Matrix for Detection of Formaldehyde in Food Samples," American Journal of Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 4 No. 11, 2013, pp. 661-667. doi: 10.4236/ajac.2013.411079.
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