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Molecularly imprinted polymers: a new approach to the preparation of functional materials; pp. 3–11
PDF | doi: 10.3176/proc.2009.1.01

Authors
Andres Öpik, Anna Menaker, Jekaterina Reut, Vitali Syritski
Abstract

Molecular imprinting is a method for creating specific cavities in synthetic polymer matrices with memory for the template molecules. To date molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) have obtained a strong position in materials science and technology, expanding significantly the list of functional materials. This article provides a short review of the molecular imprinting technique with special attention paid to electrosynthesized electrically conducting polymers (ECPs), polypyrrole and poly­ethylenedioxythiophene, as matrix materials for molecular imprinting. We describe two different ECP-based MIP systems: enantioselective thin films of overoxidized polypyrrole imprinted with L-aspartic acid and surface imprinted polyethylene­dioxythiophene for selective protein adsorption.

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