Langmuir, Vol.36, No.9, 2155-2169, 2020
Perylene Bisimide Derivative-Based Fluorescent Film Sensors: From Sensory Materials to Device Fabrication
Film-based fluorescent sensors have become an important field of sensor research due to abundant acquirable signals, real-time monitoring, and ease of miniaturization and integration, where chemically sensitive films are the most vital component of the sensor devices. In this feature article, we introduce hardware structures of film-based fluorescent sensors following the examination/investigation of the recent progress of such sensors with perylene bisimide (PBI) derivatives as sensing fluorophores in the films. PBI derivatives were specially chosen because of their outstanding chemical, photochemical, and thermal stabilities as well as their unusual high-fluorescence quantum yields. And finally, we provide a prediction for the future developments and challenges of this emerging field.