Abstract: Nanotechnology is an emerging technology with enormous potential due to their specific structures and properties that differ from traditional materials. Molecularly imprinting is a technique for the preparation of polymers of predetermined specificity based on imitating the way of interaction between antigen and antibody. Compared to conventional molecularly imprinted polymer, nanostructured molecularly imprinted polymer has many advantages: high afinity and selectivity, more accessible sites, fast association kinetics. Thus, nanostructured molecularly imprinting technique receives more and more attention by scientific researchers in recent years. This review covers the synthesis, characterization and latest advances of zero-dimensional (0-D), one-dimensional (1-D) and second-dimensional (2-D) nanostructured molecularly imprinted polymer. Moreover, the application of nanostructured molecularly imprinted polymer in the fields of chiral separation, clinical pharmaceutical analysis, sensor technology and drug residue detection were reviewed.
Template and target information: Review - nanoMIPs in pharmaceutical analysis
Author keywords: Molecularly imprinted polymers, Nanostructure, pharmaceutical analysis, review