Abstract: The molecular imprinting technology was used to synthesize vinyl functionalized multiwalled carbon nanotube imprinted polymer for thymine. The imprinted and non-imprinted polymers are characterized by using infrared spectrophotometer, thermo gravimetric analysis, x-ray diffraction analysis, transmission electron microscopy, and scanning electron microscopy. The adsorption behaviour was evaluated as a function of initial concentration, time, mass and solvent. The selectivity of the polymers evaluated with structurally similar analogues like 5-fluoro uracil and thymine. The approach would open the new opportunity to design of polymers with selective recognition properties.
Template and target information: thymine
Author keywords: multiwalled carbon nanotube, imprinting, thymine, adsorption, selectivity