Development of colorimetric reagents and easy monitoring devices for the selective detection of formaldehyde and their practical uses

Yoshio Suzuki, Takahiro Fujikawa, Nobuo Nakano, Yasuhiro Terauchi, Koji Suzuki

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Abstract

Formaldehyde (HCHO) is used in the workplace and comes from an adhesive used in the manufacture of resins, plastics, coatings, and fabrics. HCHO emitted from the furniture and walls in the rooms injures the eyes, nose and respiratory organs, and causes allergies, which is called the Sick building syndrome. We designed and synthesized new colorimetric HCHO-sensing molecules that possess an enaminone structure. As an application of a sensing molecule, a hand-held instrument to monitor indoor HCHO gas (FP-30) and formaldehyde test paper (Dr. Sick House) has been developed and is commercially available. The present paper describes technical explanations about the sensing molecule and monitoring devices, as well as their trends.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)885-894
Number of pages10
JournalBunseki Kagaku
Volume59
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 29

Keywords

  • Colorimetric reagent
  • Formaldehyde
  • Indoor and workplace environment
  • Portable monitor
  • Test paper

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry

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