Fluorescent and colorimetric sensors for the detection of humidity or water content

Hyo Sung Jung, Peter Verwilst, Won Young Kim, Jong Seung Kim

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In this tutorial review, we describe the current state of the art in water sensors and provide an overview of the major advances made in this field post 2000. The field is currently still in its early development stages and subject to continuous improvements, and the current work provides a structured approach describing different sensing mechanisms and potential future applications associated with each of these. With these developments and their potential implications for the diverse scientific fields requiring tight control over the water content, we strongly believe the discipline is potentially at the threshold of translation into more widespread application and we hope the current review might allow for an expedited process thereof.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1242-1256
Number of pages15
JournalChemical Society Reviews
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Mar 7

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by CRI project (No. 2009-0081566, JSK) and the Basic Science Research Program (2015R1A6A3A04058789, HSJ) from the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education and a Korea University Grant (PV).

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© The Royal Society of Chemistry 2016.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


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