ijms-logo

Journal Browser

Journal Browser

Special Issue "Current Developments and Future Trends in Molecular Imprinting Science and Technology"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Biophysics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2022) | Viewed by 1321

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Ian A. Nicholls
E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
Department of Chemistry and Biomedical Sciences, Linnaeus University, Kalmar, Sweden
Interests: biomimetic systems; complex mixture modelling and spectroscopic studies of biological; synthetic and hybrid systems
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Dr. Michael J. Whitcombe
E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
Department of Chemistry, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK
Interests: molecular imprinting; biomimetic polymer

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

While the origins of molecular imprinting science and technology can be traced back to the early 1930s, we have witnessed an explosion of interest in the field during the past thirty years, accompanied by a rapid growth in new and exciting applications of these unique materials. A step change in the pace of research in the field has resulted from the demonstration that molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) can possess recognition characteristics at least comparable to antibodies, with greater stability and versatility, and with the potential to be used in a range of application areas requiring selective molecular recognition properties. Subsequent developments in the science have significantly improved our understanding of the molecular imprinting process and how MIPs function. These developments have been accompanied by the introduction of new methods for the study and design of MIPs, novel polymer compositions and formats, and the deployment of MIPs in an increasing number of application areas, ranging from separations and sensing to therapeutics and catalysis. We see the current breadth of developments in science as motivation to summarize the current state of this multidisciplinary field and to present informed insights concerning current and future trends.

We invite you to contribute original papers and reviews for a Special Issue of the International Journal of Molecular Sciences devoted to “Current Developments and Future Trends in Molecular Imprinting Science and Technology” which is to be published in 2022.

Prof. Dr. Ian A. Nicholls
Dr. Michael J. Whitcombe
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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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. International Journal of Molecular Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. There is an Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal. For details about the APC please see here. 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.

Keywords

  • biomimetic polymer
  • MIP
  • molecular imprinting
  • molecularly imprinted polymer
  • templated polymer

Published Papers (1 paper)

Order results
Result details
Select all
Export citation of selected articles as:

Research

Article
Oxytocin-Selective Nanogel Antibody Mimics
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2022, 23(5), 2534; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms23052534 - 25 Feb 2022
Viewed by 851
Abstract
Oxytocin imprinted polymer nanoparticles were synthesized by glass bead supported solid phase synthesis, with NMR and molecular dynamics studies used to investigate monomer–template interactions. The nanoparticles were characterized by dynamic light scattering, scanning- and transmission electron microscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Investigation of [...] Read more.
Oxytocin imprinted polymer nanoparticles were synthesized by glass bead supported solid phase synthesis, with NMR and molecular dynamics studies used to investigate monomer–template interactions. The nanoparticles were characterized by dynamic light scattering, scanning- and transmission electron microscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Investigation of nanoparticle-template recognition using quartz crystal microbalance-based studies revealed sub-nanomolar affinity, kd ≈ 0.3 ± 0.02 nM (standard error of the mean), comparable to that of commercial polyclonal antibodies, kd ≈ 0.02–0.2 nM. Full article
Show Figures

Figure 1

Back to TopTop