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Polymers 2016, 8(6), 222;

Molecularly Imprinted Nanofiber Film for Sensitive Sensing 2,4,6-Tribromophenol

College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Fujian Provincial Key Laboratory of Polymer Materials, Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou 350007, China
School of Ocean Science and Biochemistry Engineering, Fuqing Branch of Fujian Normal University, Fuqing 350300, China
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Academic Editor: Frank Wiesbrock
Received: 29 April 2016 / Revised: 30 May 2016 / Accepted: 2 June 2016 / Published: 22 June 2016
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The determination of brominated flame retardants is of great importance, but remains a challenge. Particularly, universal and facile approaches are limited. Here we report a new general approach, combining molecular imprinting and electrospinning, for the efficient and facile imprinting sensor of 2,4,6-tribromophenol (TBP), which was used as a “novel” brominated flame retardant. With TBP as the template molecular, β-cyclodextrin (β-CD) as the functional monomer, and poly-vinylbutyral (PVB) as the electro-spinning matrix, the nanofiber film was deposited on the glassy carbon electrode (GCE) via electrospinning technique directly. The β-CD-PVB/GCE sensor system exhibited excellent TBP sensing performances, such as a low detection limit (6.29 × 10−10 mol·L−1) at room temperature, selective recognition to TBP/phenol/4-methyl-phenol, and good regeneration performance. The approach of fabricating a molecular imprinting nanofiber sensor may shed new light in the detection of other phenolic pollutants. View Full-Text
Keywords: molecular imprinting; electrospinning; 2,4,6-tribromophenol; electrochemistry sensor molecular imprinting; electrospinning; 2,4,6-tribromophenol; electrochemistry sensor

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Huang, L.; Li, M.; Wu, D.; Ma, X.; Wu, Z.; Xiang, S.; Chen, S. Molecularly Imprinted Nanofiber Film for Sensitive Sensing 2,4,6-Tribromophenol. Polymers 2016, 8, 222.

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