Title

Molecular imprinting technology

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2008

Abstract

© 2009 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. There are many reviews on molecular imprinting technology that have chronicled the development of this field over the last two decades [1–4]. Molecular imprinting technology creates “smart materials” by integrating a template into the polymer formulation during the fabrication of these polymeric materials (Scheme 28.1). In this way, molecular level information is transferred from the template to the polymers in the form of a three-dimensional “memory” of the template’s shape and other features. Because molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) can be tailored to specifically bind a targeted molecule or catalyze a desired reaction, these smart materials hold tremendous promise for applications such as Chemical and b • iological separations [5,6] • Immunoassays [7,8] • Catalysts [9] • Sensors [10,11] • Nanotechnology • Biomedical, e.g., drug delivery [12–14].

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Smart Materials

First Page

28

Last Page

1

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