Special Issue “Recent developments of molecularly imprinted materials”

Special Issue Editor


Elias Bou-Maroun ,

* Correspondence: elias.bou-maroun@agrosupdijon.fr

AgroSup Dijon, Univ. Bourgogne Franche-Comté, PAM UMR A 02.102, Procédés Alimentaires et Microbiologiques, F-21000 Dijon, France

Interests: Development of new molecularly imprinted materials and their application in fields such as : pre-concentration, identification of markers in complex matrices, removal of undesirable components, encapsulating and sensing. Development of spectroscopic and chromatographic methods for the determination and the characterization of trace components in food and cosmetic matrices.

Special Issue Information

Aim and Scope: Molecularly imprinted materials are a family of highly specific synthetic materials. Their specificity is comparable to that found in nature (enzyme/substrate, antibody/antigen interactions). Their high specificity is at the origin of their use as preconcentration phase in Solid Phase Extraction (SPE), Solid Phase Microextraction (SPME) and Stir Bar Sorptive Extraction (SBSE,) as stationary phase in chromatography and electro-chromatography, as recognition element or sensitive materials in sensors, as drug delivery system or as enzyme mimics. This special issue deals with the above applications of molecular imprinting. Molecularly imprinted materials could be synthesized using sol-gel chemistry or using acrylate bases monomers and radical polymerization.

Subtopics: Preconcentration; Sensor development; Drug delivery; Enzyme mimics; Analytical methods.

Keywords: Molecularly Imprinted Materials; solid phase extraction; solid phase microextraction; stir bar sorptive extraction; chromatography; electro-chromatography; fluorescence; optic fiber; electrochemistry;  drug delivery; chromatography; food; pharmacy; biology; environnment

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2020

Manuscript Submission Information

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Published papers

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