Molecularly imprinted polymers by the surface imprinting technique

Molecular imprinting technology aims to prepare polymers with tailor-made binding sites for the templates in shape, size and functional groups

Chengya Dong; Hongxing Shi; Yuanrui Han; Yuanyuan Yang; Ruixin Wang; Jiying Men

2020

Scholarcy highlights

  • Molecular imprinting technology aims to prepare polymers with tailor-made binding sites for the templates in shape, size and functional groups
  • Surface molecular imprinting technique has aroused extensive attention and been applied in many fields, such as sensors, separation and purification, catalysis and biomedical areas owing to the desired selectivity, reduction of “embedding” phenomenon, fast mass transfer rate and binding kinetics
  • With the rapid development of surface molecular imprinting technique, it faces a number of challenges, involving pure templates obtained, the higher cost of using noble metals, unclear recognition mechanism, low solubility of the templates in solvents, etc., which limit its practical applications in various aspects
  • Some still existing challenges and future prospects in this research area are highlighted

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