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Molecularly Imprinted Materials
Keywords : molecular recognition, molecular imprinting
techniques, molecularly imprinted materials, chemical sensors
The molecularly imprinted materials are used in molecular recognition.
In the case of this project, the material is a polymer.
The polymer is
prepared by cross-linking a monomer around a "template molecule". This
template molecule is removed after the polymerisation of the monomer and
its size, shape and chemical functions are recorded in the polymer. The
sites of the removed template molecule are named "imprint sites". These
sites allow the recognition of the template molecule or close structural