Proceedings title: Polymer Preprints, Japan
Volume number: 53m
Abstract: Torlon Polyamide-imide (Solvay Advanced Polymers L.L.C.) was investigated as a membrane material for vapor permeation and pervaporation of aqueous ethanol mixtures. The membrane transported water in preference to ethanol. From the chemical structure of Torlon, functional moieties in Torlon are expected to play an important role inmolecular recognition via hydrogen bonding. To this end, Torlon was converted into molecularrecognition material by an alternative molecular imprinting method,adopting 9-ethyladenine as a print molecule. The recognition ability was studied by using surface plasmon resonance (SPR) spectroscopy. The results obtained in the present study suggests that Torlon has comparatively the highest affinity constants we have investigated thus far and therefore is one of the most effective candidate materials that has been converted into molecular recognition materials by applying an alternative molecular imprinting.