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Sensors 2017, 17(7), 1567; https://doi.org/10.3390/s17071567

Gas Sensors Based on Molecular Imprinting Technology

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School of Physics and Astronomy, Yunnan University, 650091 Kunming, China
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School of Materials Science and Engineering, Yunnan Key Laboratory for Micro/Nano Materials & Technology, Yunnan University, 650091 Kunming, China
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Received: 21 March 2017 / Revised: 24 June 2017 / Accepted: 29 June 2017 / Published: 4 July 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Biosensors and Molecular Imprinting)
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Molecular imprinting technology (MIT); often described as a method of designing a material to remember a target molecular structure (template); is a technique for the creation of molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) with custom-made binding sites complementary to the target molecules in shape; size and functional groups. MIT has been successfully applied to analyze; separate and detect macromolecular organic compounds. Furthermore; it has been increasingly applied in assays of biological macromolecules. Owing to its unique features of structure specificity; predictability; recognition and universal application; there has been exploration of the possible application of MIPs in the field of highly selective gas sensors. In this present study; we outline the recent advances in gas sensors based on MIT; classify and introduce the existing molecularly imprinted gas sensors; summarize their advantages and disadvantages; and analyze further research directions. View Full-Text
Keywords: gas sensor; molecular imprinting technology; quasi-molecular imprinting technology gas sensor; molecular imprinting technology; quasi-molecular imprinting technology
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