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Nanostructured, Molecularly Imprinted, and Template-Patterned Polythiophenes for Chiral Sensing and Differentiation

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  • Roderick B. Pernites,

    1. Department of Chemical and Biomolecular, Engineering Rice University, MS 362, 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX, 77005, USA
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  • Subrahmanyam K. Venkata,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204-5003, USA
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  • Brylee David B. Tiu,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204-5003, USA
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  • Allan Christopher C. Yago,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204-5003, USA
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  • Rigoberto C. Advincula

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    1. Department of Chemistry and Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204-5003, USA
    2. Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
    • Department of Chemistry and Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204-5003, USA.
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Abstract

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An innovation to thin-film molecular imprinting is presented for the sensitive detection and effective discrimination of chiral compounds using a portable quartz crystal microbalance transduction technique. The facile approach involves i) colloidal sphere layering of latex particles onto the surface via a Langmuir–Blodgett-like technique followed by ii) template molecular imprinting using electrodeposition of a single functional and cross-linking monomer.

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