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Molecular imprinting involves the synthesis of polymers in the presence of a template to produce complementary binding sites with specific recognition ability. The technique has been successfully applied as a measurement and separation technology, producing a uniquely robust and antibody-like polymeric material. Low molecular weight molecules have been(More)
Molecular imprinting has attracted considerable attention, because it offers the tantalising prospect of specific antibody-mimicking recognition and binding sites, coupled with several distinct advantages such as excellent stability, ease of preparation and low cost. In this Minireview, recent progress in molecularly imprinted sorbent assays is discussed,(More)
An originally designed temperature-responsive nanoreactor is reported. The nanoreactor is made of Ag nanoparticles and a functional polymer composite of poly(acrylamide) (PAAm) and poly(2-acrylamide-2-methylpropanesulfonic acid) (PAMPS). At a relatively low temperature (e.g., 20 °C), this nanoreactor displayed weak reactivity because of the interpolymer(More)
The use of the molecular imprinting technique to produce polymers with high specificity for a given "molecular template" has undergone a rapid and expansive evolution since the inception of the idea over half a century ago. It was only a matter of time before the seemingly inevitable "marriage" of this concept with another modern research obsession, the(More)
A highly efficient nanoreactor that contains silver nanoparticles in hollow silica spheres and an interpolymer network as a gate-keeper has been developed following a facile procedure. The fast "signal-triggered" switch of the smart network results in a high reactivity and a high response rate, yielding improved potential for many practical applications.
A highly efficient nanoreactor that contains silver nanoparticles in hollow silica spheres and an interpolymer network as a gate-keeper has been developed following a facile procedure. The fast ''signal-triggered'' switch of the smart network results in a high reactivity and a high response rate, yielding improved potential for many practical applications.(More)
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