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A Note about Crosslinking Density in Imprinting Polymerization

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859, USA
Academic Editor: Fawaz Aldabbagh
Molecules 2021, 26(17), 5139; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26175139
Received: 2 July 2021 / Revised: 16 August 2021 / Accepted: 18 August 2021 / Published: 25 August 2021
Imprinting polymerization is an exciting technique since it leads to specific binding sites, which are the basis of a variety of applications, such as sensors, detectors, and catalysts. The specific binding sites are created using templates and then fixing the structure of the binding site with crosslinking. The literature review of imprinting polymerizations shows that the crosslinking density governs the physical properties of the resulting molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP). It is also a factor governing the capacity and the selectivity of MIPs. Reviewing polymer science data and theory, the crosslinking density commonly used in MIP synthesis is unusually high. The data reviewed here suggest that more research is needed to determine the optimal crosslinking density for MIPs. View Full-Text
Keywords: molecularly imprinted polymer; MIP; crosslinking density; specific binding molecularly imprinted polymer; MIP; crosslinking density; specific binding
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Mueller, A. A Note about Crosslinking Density in Imprinting Polymerization. Molecules 2021, 26, 5139. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26175139

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Mueller A. A Note about Crosslinking Density in Imprinting Polymerization. Molecules. 2021; 26(17):5139. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26175139

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Mueller, Anja. 2021. "A Note about Crosslinking Density in Imprinting Polymerization" Molecules 26, no. 17: 5139. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26175139

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