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Special Issue "Imprinted Materials: Tailoring Right Material for Selected Target and Application"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2018)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Andreas Tsakalof

Laboratory of Chemistry, School of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Greece
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Phone: +30 2410 685580
Interests: separation techniques; molecular imprinting; instrumental biomedical analysis; clinical chemistry and toxicology
Guest Editor
Dr. Luminita DUMA

CNRS, University of Technology of Compiegne, France
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Interests: rational design of imprinted materials; biomaterials; nuclear magnetic resonance

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

Molecularly Imprinted Materials, nowadays, comprise a wide spectrum of organic, inorganic and hybrid materials fabricated using a variety of imprinting techniques and produced in different physical forms (bulk materials, hydrogels, nanoparticles, films, membranes, etc.), optimal for final target application. In spite of the widespread, but erroneous and misleading statements about the simplicity of MIP fabrication, the development of imprinting protocols is a challenging task that demands a clear understanding of the process physics and chemistry and also knowledge of the available imprinting techniques/synthetic approaches. The selection of right imprinting approach is a key component in the successful tailoring of optimal imprint for selected targets and applications.

This Special Issue of Materials is going to provide a collection of high quality full research papers, communications and critical reviews covering various imprinting approaches leading to imprinting materials intended for a large panel of applications.

It is a pleasure to invite you to contribute a paper to this Special Issue on “Imprinted Materials: Tailoring the Right Material for Selected Targets and Applications”.

Prof. Andreas Tsakalof
Dr. Luminita DUMA
Guest Editors

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. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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 1600 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 technology
  • molecularly imprinted materials (MIM)
  • fabrication and applications of imprinted materials
  • rational design of imprinted materials
  • evaluation of the imprinting efficiency

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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