Perylenetetracarboxylic diimide (PTCDI) nanowires for sensing ethyl acetate in wine

Yashdeep Khopkar, Arben Kojtari, Dayne Swearer, Sandra Zivanovic*, Hai Feng Ji

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We report the application of perylenetetracarboxylic diimide (PTCDI) nanowires for sensing ethyl acetate. The conductivity of the crystalline nano/microwires increases quickly and selectively in the presence of ethyl acetate vapor, but not with water, acid and alcohol vapors, suggesting that the nanowires of PTCDI may be used for monitoring ethyl acetate during a wine manufacturing process. Copyright

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6786-6788
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Conductivity
  • Ethyl acetate sensor
  • Nanowires
  • Thermal evaporation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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