Synthesis of Bacteria Imprinted Polymers by Pickering Emulsion Polymerization

Haiyue Gong, Xiantao Shen, Lei Ye

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Molecularly imprinted polymers have been studied for a long time and have found useful applications in many fields. In most cases, small organic molecules are used as templates to synthesize imprinted polymers. In contrast to low molecular weight targets, large biological molecules and cells are more challenging to use as templates to synthesize cell-recognizing materials. This chapter presents an interfacial imprinting method to synthesize bacteria-recognizing polymer beads using Pickering emulsion polymerization. The tendency of bacteria to reside between two immiscible liquids is utilized to create surface-imprinted binding sites on cross-linked polymer microspheres.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMethods in Molecular Biology
PublisherHumana Press
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)1064-3745
ISSN (Electronic)1940-6029

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Free keywords

  • Bacteria
  • Chitosan
  • Molecular imprinting
  • Pickering emulsion
  • Surface imprinting


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