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[en] Carboxylic acids (CAs) have been reported as potential biomarkers of specific diseases or human body odors. A visual sensor array is described here that is based on indicator displacement assays (IDAs). The arrays were prepared by spotting solutions of the following metal complexes: Murexide-Ni(II), murexide-Cu(II), zincon-Zn(II) and xylenol orange-Cu(II), with the capability of discrimination of 15 carboxylic acids (CAs) and the quantitation of pyruvic acid (PA). Clear differences can be observed through distinctive difference maps obtained within 5 min by subtraction of red, green and blue (RGB) values of digital images after and before exposure to analytes. After an analysis of multidimensional data by pattern recognition algorithms including HCA, PCA and LDA, excellent classification specificity, and accuracy of >96% were obtained for all samples. The IDA array exhibited a linear range from 10 to 1500 μM with a theoretical detection limit of 3.5 μM towards PA. Recoveries of real samples varied from 84.8% to 114.3%. As-fabricated IDA sensor array showed an excellent selectivity among other organic interfering substances and a good batch to batch reproducibility, demonstrating its robustness. All these observations suggested that the IDA sensor array is one of the most promising paths for the discrimination of CAs. .