The effect of dye-polymer interactions on the halochromic properties of azo dyes via a combined experimental and theoretical approach

01 October 2012 → 31 August 2016
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Condensed matter physics and nanophysics
    • Theoretical and computational chemistry
    • Other chemical sciences
  • Engineering and technology
    • Other mechanical and manufacturing engineering
    • Chemical product design and formulation
    • Process engineering
    • Polymeric materials
    • Other materials engineering
UV-VIS NMR azo dyes pH-sensitivity Raman halochromism
Project description

The project aims in elucidating the halochromic behaviour of azo dyes applied on fabric materials, forming a new class of textile sensors. Experimental optical and vibrational spectra will be measured to characterize the properties of azo dyes immobilized onto textile fibres. These spectra will be cross-validated with theoretical data based on advanced computational methods, investigating the chemical properties of the compounds in various complex molecular environments.