Applications of Molecularly Imprinted Polymers/Fluorescence-Based (Nano) Sensors

Üzek R., Sari Üzek E., Merkoçi A.

in: Molecular Imprinting for Nanosensors and Other Sensing Applications, Adil Denizli, Editor, Elsevier Science, Oxford/Amsterdam , Amsterdam, pp.283-307, 2021

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science, Oxford/Amsterdam 
  • City: Amsterdam
  • Page Numbers: pp.283-307
  • Editors: Adil Denizli, Editor
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


The molecularly imprinted fluorescent sensors have gained more attention due to their impressive detection performance for the early diagnosis and treatment of diseases in body fluids, foods, and environmental samples. In clinic laboratories and point of care analysis systems, these sensors have the potential to perform the routine analyses due to their features such as low-cost, sensitive, easy to operate, etc. that increase the researches in this field. There are four types of fluorophores (organic fluorescent dye, QDs, GQDs, and rare earth materials), which are mainly used for preparing molecularly imprinted fluorescent sensors. In this chapter, we will give more details about the application of molecularly imprinted fluorescent sensors based on these fluorophores.