Molecular recognition using surface template polymerization

Kazuya Uezu, Masahiro Yoshida, Masahiro Goto, Shintaro Furusaki

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    The application of surface template polymerization, a novel molecular-imprinting technique, to overcome the fundamental drawbacks of conventional polymer imprinting methods were investigated. A Zn(II)-imprinted polymer was prepared by surface template polymerization using dioleyl phosphoric acid (DOLPA) as a functional host molecule and divinylbenzene as a polymer matrix-forming monomer. Both the binding ability for Zn(II) and the interfacial activity of DOLPA were very high. The structure of the functional host molecule had a dominant effect on the rigidity of the polymer matrix.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)12-18
    Number of pages7
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 1999

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Chemical Engineering(all)


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