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Five octaethylporphyrins (OEP) and tetraphenylporphyrins (TPP): (OEP)InCl, (OEP)MnCl, (OEP)GaCl, (TPP)Pd, and (TPP)RhI have been deposited as sensitive coating onto quartz-crystal microbalances. The sensitivities of the resulting sensors have been measured with respect to 2,4-dinitrotrifluoromethoxybenzene vapors. When exposed to the nitroaromatic compound, a large and significative response is recorded for every tested porphyrin, the detection process being slightly reversible. Along with a good sensitivity, the sensors exhibit an excellent selectivity when common solvents are used as interfering vapors. Among all the studied derivatives, (OEP)MnCl appears as the most sensitive and selective coating.