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Membranes 2012, 2(3), 440-477; doi:10.3390/membranes2030440
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Molecularly Imprinted Membranes

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Received: 18 April 2012; in revised form: 20 June 2012 / Accepted: 26 June 2012 / Published: 19 July 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Responsive Polymer Membranes)
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Abstract: Although the roots of molecularly imprinted polymers lie in the beginning of 1930s in the past century, they have had an exponential growth only 40–50 years later by the works of Wulff and especially by Mosbach. More recently, it was also proved that molecular imprinted membranes (i.e., polymer thin films) that show recognition properties at molecular level of the template molecule are used in their formation. Different procedures and potential application in separation processes and catalysis are reported. The influences of different parameters on the discrimination abilities are also discussed.
Keywords: membranes; molecular recognition; polymers; template membranes; molecular recognition; polymers; template
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Trotta, F.; Biasizzo, M.; Caldera, F. Molecularly Imprinted Membranes. Membranes 2012, 2, 440-477.

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Trotta F, Biasizzo M, Caldera F. Molecularly Imprinted Membranes. Membranes. 2012; 2(3):440-477.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Trotta, Francesco; Biasizzo, Miriam; Caldera, Fabrizio. 2012. "Molecularly Imprinted Membranes." Membranes 2, no. 3: 440-477.


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