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Polymers 2018, 10(2), 216;

Mechanism Analysis of Selective Adsorption and Specific Recognition by Molecularly Imprinted Polymers of Ginsenoside Re

School of chemical engineering, University of science and technology, Liaoning, Anshan 114051, China
Liaoning Provincial Key Laboratory of Fine Separation Technique, University of Science and Technology, Anshan 114051, China
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Received: 22 January 2018 / Revised: 18 February 2018 / Accepted: 20 February 2018 / Published: 22 February 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Mechanics of Emerging Polymers with Unprecedented Networks)
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In this article, the molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) of ginsenoside Re (Re) were synthesized by suspension polymerization with Re as the template molecule, methacrylic acid (MAA) as the functional monomers, and ethyl glycol dimethacrylate (EGDMA) as the crosslinker. The MIPs were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), Field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), and surface porosity detector, and the selective adsorption and specific recognition of MIPs were analyzed using the theory of kinetics and thermodynamics. The experimental results showed that compared with non-imprinted polymers (NIPs), MIPs had a larger specific surface area and special pore structure and that different from the Langmuir model of NIPs, the static adsorption isotherm of MIPs for Re was in good agreement with the Freundlich model based on the two adsorption properties of MIPs. The curves of the adsorption dynamics and the lines of kinetic correlation indicate that there was a fast and selective adsorption equilibrium for Re because of the affinity of MIPs to the template rather than its analogue of ginsenoside Rg1 (Rg1). The study of thermodynamics indicate that the adsorption was controlled by enthalpy and that MIPs had higher enthalpy and entropy than NIPs, which contributed to the specific recognition of MIPs. View Full-Text
Keywords: molecularly imprinted polymers; ginsenoside Re; thermodynamics; kinetics; mechanism molecularly imprinted polymers; ginsenoside Re; thermodynamics; kinetics; mechanism

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Zhang, W.; Li, Q.; Cong, J.; Wei, B.; Wang, S. Mechanism Analysis of Selective Adsorption and Specific Recognition by Molecularly Imprinted Polymers of Ginsenoside Re. Polymers 2018, 10, 216.

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