Synthetic chemistry for molecular imprinting

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List of Authors: Tan-Phat Huynh, Trung-Anh Le
Editors: Wlodzimierz Kutner, Piyush Sindhu Sharma
Place: London
Publication year: 2018
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Book title: Molecularly imprinted polymers for analytical chemistry applications
Title of series: Polymer Chemistry Series
Start page: 28
End page: 64
ISBN: 978-1-78262-647-3
eISBN: 978-1-78801-427-4


Synthetic chemistry for molecular imprinting is a necessary
‘jack-of-all-trades’ no matter what application the molecularly
imprinted polymers (MIPs) aim for. There is significant interest in
developing different types of chemistry for MIPs so that these can be
used as selective materials towards analyte sensing. Therefore, this
chapter discusses the comprehensive approaches to syntheses of MIPs,
including design of functional monomers providing different types of
interactions with templates, imprinting and polymerization techniques to
form templated MIPs, and template removal. The versatile usage of MIPs
as the selectively sensing materials for a broad range of analytes from
macro-sized cells, viruses, bacteria, to sub-nano-sized metal ions and
organic contaminants is then demonstrated.

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