Advances in Molecularly Imprinted Systems: Materials, Characterization Methods and Analytical Applications


CURRENT ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, vol.16, no.3, pp.196-207, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.2174/1573411015666181214155042
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Biotechnology Research Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts Core
  • Page Numbers: pp.196-207
  • Keywords: Analytical applications, molecular imprinting, polymeric systems, three-dimensional structure, physicochemical features, biochemistry, biomedicine, biotechnology, SOLID-PHASE EXTRACTION, PLASMON RESONANCE SENSORS, LIQUID-CHROMATOGRAPHY, POLYMER NANOPARTICLES, RECOGNITION, SURFACE, SAMPLES, ION, PRECONCENTRATION, MICROEXTRACTION
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction: A molecular imprinting is one of the fascinating modification methods that employ molecules as targets to create geometric cavities for recognition of targets in the polymeric matrix. This method provides a broad versatility to imprint target molecules with different size, three-dimensional structure and physicochemical features. In contrast to the complex and time-consuming laboratory surface modification procedures, this method offers a rapid, sensitive, inexpensive, easy-to-use, and selective approach for the diagnosis, screening and monitoring disorders. Owing to their unique features such as high selectivity, physical and chemical robustness, high stability, low-cost and reusability of this method, molecularly imprinted polymers have become very attractive materials and been applied in various applications from separation to detection.