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Toxins 2010, 2(6), 1536-1553; doi:10.3390/toxins2061536

Molecularly Imprinted Polymers for Ochratoxin A Extraction and Analysis

1,*  and 2
1 College of Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University, Box 2525, 1003 Bowers Blvd., Huntsville, TX 77341, USA 2 Department of Chemistry, Ottawa-Carleton Chemistry Institute, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, K1S 5B6, Canada
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 2 June 2010 / Revised: 16 June 2010 / Accepted: 17 June 2010 / Published: 18 June 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Ochratoxins)
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Molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) are considered as polymeric materials that mimic the functionality of antibodies. MIPs have been utilized for a wide variety of applications in chromatography, solid phase extraction, immunoassays, and sensor recognition. In this article, recent advances of MIPs for the extraction and analysis of ochratoxins are discussed. Selection of functional monomers to bind ochratoxin A (OTA) with high affinities, optimization of extraction procedures, and limitations of MIPs are compared from different reports. The most relevant examples in the literature are described to clearly show how useful these materials are. Strategies on MIP preparation and schemes of analytical methods are also reviewed in order to suggest the next step that would make better use of MIPs in the field of ochratoxin research. The review ends by outlining the remaining issues and impediments.
Keywords: molecularly imprinted polymer; ochratoxin; solid phase extraction; analytical method; review molecularly imprinted polymer; ochratoxin; solid phase extraction; analytical method; review
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Yu, J.C.C.; Lai, E.P.C. Molecularly Imprinted Polymers for Ochratoxin A Extraction and Analysis. Toxins 2010, 2, 1536-1553.

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