Optical sensors with molecularly imprinted nanospheres: a promising approach for robust and label-free detection of small molecules.


Molecularly imprinted nanospheres obtained by miniemulsion polymerization have been applied as the sensitive layer for label-free direct optical sensing of small molecules. Using these particles as the sensitive layer allowed for improving response times in comparison to sensors using MIP layers. As a model compound, well-characterized nanospheres imprinted… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00216-011-5592-0


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