Colorimetric and fluorometric molecularly imprinted polymer sensors and binding assays



This mini review examines the utility of molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) in colorimetric and fluorometric sensors and binding assays. The review focuses on the challenges in developing MIP-based spectroscopic sensors. Specifically, strategies to address the low selectivities, lack of sensing mechanism and poor optical material properties of MIPs are examined and critically evaluated using examples from the literature. Copyright © 2007 Society of Chemical Industry