To use all functions of this page, please activate cookies in your browser.
With an accout for my.chemeurope.com you can always see everything at a glance – and you can configure your own website and individual newsletter.
- My watch list
- My saved searches
- My saved topics
- My newsletter
Molecular imprinted polymer
A molecular imprinted polymer (MIP) is a polymer that was formed in the presence of a molecule that is extracted afterwards, thus leaving complementary cavities behind. These polymers show a certain chemical affinity for the original molecule and can be used to fabricate sensors, catalysis or for separation methods. The functional mechanism is similar to antibodies or enzymes.
Additional recommended knowledge
The target molecule should have one or more functional groups and should not be polymerisable or retard the polymerisation process.
The first imprinted material were silicon dioxide based and the first experimental use of these material for separation of dyes goes back to the 1940s.
|This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Molecular_imprinted_polymer". A list of authors is available in Wikipedia.|