Special Issue "Molecularly Imprinted Polymers—Robust Artificial Receptor Materials for Chemical Sensing"
A special issue of Chemosensors (ISSN 2227-9040).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2016)
Prof. Dr. Peter Lieberzeit
Molecularly imprinted polymers (MIP) have generated substantial interest in the sensor community for more than two decades now: MIP-based chemo- and biosensors today are a thriving field generating large numbers of innovations and applications. The reasons for this are:
- MIP are based on robust artificial matrices that are inherently long-term stable.
- MIP are highly selective materials that can compete with biological receptors.
- MIP are usually straightforward to synthesize.
- MIP are available as thin films, (nano)particles and bulk materials to name but a few.
Whereas the beginning of imprinting saw addressing many different templates, by now other questions have come to focus, such as applicability of the respective sensors in real-life conditions or compatibility of the MIP with production processes. This Special Issue of Chemosensors is dedicated to the technique and aims a demonstrating novel analytical applications of MIP, as well as novel synthesis techniques and innovative polymerization approaches. Work based on any transducer—be it optical, electrical, electrochemical or acoustic—and any polymer morphology—thin film, bulk, particulate—is welcome. Furthermore, high international visibility of your work will be granted both by collecting papers on one topic at one place and by open access publishing.
Prof. Dr. Peter Lieberzeit
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Chemosensors is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 350 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Molecular Imprinting
- Sensor Applications
- Chemical and Biological Analytes
- MIP Thin Films
- MIP Nanoparticles
- MIP composites