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Environments 2017, 4(2), 30; doi:10.3390/environments4020030

A Facile Approach to Preparing Molecularly Imprinted Chitosan for Detecting 2,4,6-Tribromophenol with a Widely Linear Range

College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Fujian Provincial Key Laboratory of Advanced Materials Oriented Chemical Engineering, Fujian Provincial Key Laboratory of Polymer Materials, Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou 350007, China
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Received: 12 February 2017 / Revised: 30 March 2017 / Accepted: 30 March 2017 / Published: 2 April 2017
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The environmental pollution of 2,4,6-tribromophenol (TBP) has attracted attention. Based on an urgent need for the better provision of clean water, in situ determination of TBP is of great importance. Here, a facile and effective approach for detecting TBP is developed, based on coupling molecular imprinting technique with electrodeposition of chitosan (CS) on the gold electrode. The TBP imprinting CS film was fabricated by using CS as functional material and TBP as template molecule. The experiments show that the morphologies and electrochemical properties of the imprinted film sensor was different from non-imprinted film electrode. The current of the imprinted film was linearly proportional to the TBP concentration, with a wide linear range of 1.0 × 10−7 mol•L−1 to 1.0 × 10−3 mol•L−1. By selecting drop-coating method as a reference for controlled trials with the same functional material, the results illustrated that the electrodeposition enjoyed a widely linear range advantage. View Full-Text
Keywords: 2,4,6-tribromophenol; chitosan; molecular imprinting; electrodeposition 2,4,6-tribromophenol; chitosan; molecular imprinting; electrodeposition
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Huang, L.; Lu, Y.; Wu, Z.; Li, M.; Xiang, S.; Ma, X.; Zhang, Z. A Facile Approach to Preparing Molecularly Imprinted Chitosan for Detecting 2,4,6-Tribromophenol with a Widely Linear Range. Environments 2017, 4, 30.

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