Molecular imprinting is a promising technique for the preparation of synthetic polymers of predetermined specificity. Functional monomers are copolymerized with crosslinkers in the presence of the desired molecule, the imprint molecule. The use of these polymers as chiral stationary phases is discussed. Other applications, such as antibody-mimics, enzyme-like catalysts and sensors, are also focused upon.
Subject classification (UKÄ)
- Biochemistry and Molecular Biology