Molecular imprinting focuses on the fabrication of an artificial receptor with perfect molecular recognition abilities. It has attracted a great deal of scientific attention because of the enormous opportunities it opens in the fields of separation, catalysis, and analysis. The advantages of the molecular imprinting enable to target a wide class of substances ranging from small molecules to big conglomerates, such as proteins or even cells. In recent years, sensor applications based on molecular imprinting have started to attract greater attention because of the easy creation of robust receptor sites with high specificity and sensitivity toward a target compound.
A collection of contributions from distinguised experts, Handbook of Molecular Imprinting: Advanced Sensor Applications provides a comprehensive overview on the specific challenges of molecular imprinting in sensor applications. It covers various molecular imprinting approaches. As a result, a perspective of future device ensembles for sensing is acquired. The text lays particular emphasis on fundamental aspects as well as novel ideas in the context of sensor applications. It also highlights the operation principles of various sensor transducers that are generally employed in combination with molecular imprinting recognition elements.
Table of Contents
Fundamentals and Perspectives of Molecular Imprinting in Sensor Applications, S.-W. Lee et al.
Molecularly Imprinted Sensing Receptors, R. Narayanaswamy et al.
Translational Applications of Molecularly Imprinted Polymer-Based Electrochemical Sensors, H.-Y. Lin et al.
Optical Sensors for Monitoring Inorganic Toxins, T. Prasada Rao et al.
5 MIP Thermistor, F. W. Scheller et al.
The Use of a Thermally Reversible Bond for Molecular Imprinting, J. Y. Chang
Molecular-Sieving Silica/Tin Oxide Sensor Prepared by Chemical Vapor Deposition in the Presence of Template Molecule, N. Katada et al.
Environmental Approaches by Molecular Imprinting on Titanium Dioxide, Y. Paz et al.
Molecularly Imprinted Nanocomposites for Highly Sensitive SPR Detection, J. Matsui
Molecularly Imprinted Room Temperature Phosphorescent Optosensors for Environmental Pollutants, X.-P. Yan
Electrochemical Sensing of Nitro-Aromatic Compounds in Natural Waters and Soil Samples, T. Alizadeh
Trace Detection Based on Cyclodextrin-anchored Molecularly Imprinted TiO2 Thin Films, S.-W. Lee
Molecularly Imprinted Au Nanoparticles Composites and Their Application for Sensing, Controlled Release, and Photoelectrochemistry, I. Willner et al.
Protein-Sensing Using Organic/Inorganic Hybrid Materials Prepared by Liquid Phase Deposition-Based Molecular Imprinting, T. Takeuchi
Molecular Imprinted Polymer-Based Chemiluminescence Sensors, Z. Zhang
Detection of Cells and Viruses Using Synthetic Antibodies, F. L. Dickert et al.
Molecularly Imprinted Polymers: Science Goes Market? — A Market Analysis Based on the Patent Situation, S. Schumacher
"This book represents an extensive collection of essential fundamentals of molecular imprinting and state-of-the-art technologies of its sensor applications. It describes various bio- and chemo-sensing methods using molecular imprinting and will be of great interest to students and researchers in chemistry, physics, and materials science."
—Prof. Kiyoshi Toko - Kyushu University, Japan
"Sensors that memorize the shape and size of molecules can detect all targets. Such an ultimate concept of sensing has been realized by molecularly imprinted sensors. This handbook excellently presents the features of these sensors."
—Prof. Katsuhiko Ariga - National Institute for Materials Science, Japan