Molecularly-imprinted polymers: useful sorbents for selective extractions

Beltran, A. and Borrull, F. and Cormack, P. A. G. and Marce, R. M. (2010) Molecularly-imprinted polymers: useful sorbents for selective extractions. Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 29 (11). pp. 1363-1375. ISSN 0165-9936

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Abstract

A review. The authors review and discuss the most common protocols for synthesizing molecularly-imprinted polymers (MIPs), highlighting their main advantages and drawbacks. The authors then evaluate the most recent applications of MIPs and focus on the strategies adopted most to overcome the drawbacks commonly encountered when applying MIPs in different matrixes. The authors also highlight the different advantages that MIPs offer when they were used as sorbents in solid-phase extn. (SPE) to perform highly selective extns., and the advantages that these sorbents have over the most commonly-used SPE sorbents by reviewing some of the latest studies reported in the literature.