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Chapter 8

Vapochromism

Vapochromic systems are those where coloured compounds change colour, often reversibly, in response to a vapour or an aroma of an organic compound or gas, and there is a strong overlap with solvatochromism. Vapochromism has therefore potential for use in the detection of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Systems based on either of these principles are considered as belonging to the optical branch of the family of “electronic nose” devices.

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Print publication date
28 Aug 2018
Copyright year
2018
Print ISBN
978-1-78262-815-6
PDF eISBN
978-1-78801-284-3
ePub eISBN
978-1-78801-503-5