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Cubic Molecularly Imprinted Polymer Nanoparticles with a Fluorescent Core


  • The authors thank the European Union for funding this work under the Framework 7 programme, CP-FP 226524 Water treatment by molecularly imprinted materials (WATERMIM), and Malvern Instruments Ltd. for the zeta potential measurements.


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Building blocks for a bright future: A new method for the synthesis of organic nanoparticles (NPs) was developed combining a molecularly imprinted polymer shell and a fluorescent dendrimer biosensing core. Cubic organic nanoparticles are reported for the first time. The polymeric nanoparticles could be used as a direct replacement for antibodies in biosensor applications.