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Reference type: Journal
Authors: Hung CY, Hwang CC, Huang HH
Article Title: Chiral separations of mandelic acid by HPLC using molecularly imprinted polymers.
Publication date: 2005
Journal: Ecléctica Química
Volume: 30
Issue: (4)
Page numbers: 67-73.
DOI: 10.1590/S0100-46702005000400009
Alternative URL: http://www.scielo.br/pdf/eq/v30n4/27712.pdf

Abstract: Styrene is used in a variety of chemical industries. Environmental and occupational exposures to styrene occur predominantly through inhalation. The major metabolite of styrene is present in two enantiomeric forms, chiral R- and S- hydroxy-1-phenyl-acetic acid (R-and S-mandelic acid, MA). Thus, the concentration of MA, particularly of its enantiomers, has been used in urine tests to determine whether workers have been exposed to styrene. This study describes a method of analyzing mandelic acid using molecular imprinting techniques and HPLC detection to perform the separation of diastereoisomers of mandelic acid. The molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) was prepared by non-covalent molecular imprinting using (+) MA, (-) MA or (+) phenylalanine, (-) phenylalanine as templates. Methacrylic acid (MAA) and ethylene glycol dimethacrylate (EGDMA) were copolymerized in the presence of the template molecules. The bulk polymerization was carried out at 4¦C under UV radiation. The resulting MIP was grounded into 25-441/4m particles, which were slurry packed into analytical columns. After the template molecules were removed, the MIP-packed columns were found to be effective for the chromatographic resolution of (¦)-mandelic acid. This method is simpler and more convenient than other chromatographic methods
Template and target information: mandelic acid
Author keywords: molecular imprinting technique, enantiomers, (±)-mandelic acid, Chromatographic resolution

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