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Molecularly imprinted polymers for optochemical sensors

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  • Prof. Franz L. Dickert,

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    1. Institut für Analytische Chemie der Universität Wien Währingerstrasse 38, A-1090 Wien (Austria)
    • Institut für Analytische Chemie der Universität Wien Währingerstrasse 38, A-1090 Wien (Austria)
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  • Sylvia Thierer

    1. Institut für Analytische Chemie der Universität Wien Währingerstrasse 38, A-1090 Wien (Austria)
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  • Dedicated to Professor H.-J. Ache on the occasion of his 65th birthday

Abstract

Molecular imprinting can be used to generate selective cavities—which are required for sensors—more easily than traditional synthesis. Polyurethanes with exactly adapted cavities, created by the evaporation of solvent vapors, are used to demonstrate the principle and also how the embedding of a dye enables optical detection to be employed. The Figure shows a polyurethane host with ethanol guest molecules.

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