Special Issue "Molecular Imprinted Polymers: Challenges and Applications"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 June 2019
Prof. Teresa Casimiro
LAQV-REQUIMTE, Departamento de Química, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal
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Interests: synthesis and processing of polymers; molecular imprinted polymers; supercritical fluid technology; development of MIP based materials for separation, API purification, catalysis, drug delivery, sensors etc
Molecular imprinting is a very challenging area of research. The ability to replace expensive and complex affinity materials by Molecular Imprinted Polymers (MIPs) has high potentiality and very interesting materials have appeared in the last years. Despite the relevant works and the intensive research activity in the field, there is still lack of industrial applications of MIPs. This special issue aims to gather applications in different areas, with a special focus on MIP optimization including modeling, to improve the specificity and selectivity of active sites, new MIP applications, new and optimized production methodologies and technologies, scale-up strategies, fundamental mechanistic studies, (bio)sensors, progresses in analytical chemistry, nanotechnology, catalysis, MIP development for bio-recognition, etc.
The special issue invites papers and reviews in all areas of MIP application, with no restrictions, from fundamentals to final MIP use. It aims to highlight the advances that have been made in the field in the last years, while addressing big challenges still to be overcome in the field that could boost the use of MIPs in commercial applications.
Prof. Teresa Casimiro
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