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Reference type: Journal
Authors: Geng LY, Kou X, Lei JD, Su HJ, Ma GH, Su ZG
Article Title: Preparation, characterization and adsorption performance of molecularly imprinted microspheres for erythromycin using suspension polymerization.
Publication date: 2012
Journal: Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology
Volume: 87
Issue: (5)
Page numbers: 635-642.
DOI: 10.1002/jctb.2757

Abstract: BACKGROUND: There are few reports on erythromycin molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) used as HPLC stationary phase and solid phase extraction matrices. These imprinted polymers are prepared by bulk polymerization, which is tedious and time-consuming, and they are irregular and possess poor reproducibility and low binding capacity. In this study, molecularly imprinted microspheres for erythromycin were prepared by aqueous suspension polymerization for the first time. RESULTS: Imprinted microspheres for erythromycin were prepared using suspension polymerization in which 1.5% PVA-water solution is used as continuous phase, and chloroform solution containing erythromycin, methacrylic acid and crosslinker is used as disperse phase. The composition of disperse phase is optimized, and the optimum molar ratio of erythromycin to methacrylic acid was 1:5. Selectivity analysis revealed that the imprinted microspheres can specifically recognize erythromycin from its structure analogues. The binding mechanism between erythromycin and methacrylic acid was investigated by UV-Vis spectrophotometry. Adsorption kinetics and the adsorption isotherm of the imprinted microspheres indicate that erythromycin can be adsorbed rapidly by the imprinted microspheres and the maximum theoretical static binding capacity is 128.6110 mg g-1. The imprinted microspheres were used to extract erythromycin from a milk sample and a high recovery rate was obtained. CONCLUSION: Molecularly imprinted microspheres for erythromycin were uniform and possess high adsorption capacity and excellent selectivity. They are therefore a promising extraction and chromatographic media. Copyright 2011 Society of Chemical Industry
Template and target information: erythromycin
Author keywords: synthesis, optimization, characterization, adsorption

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