Book title: Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Abstract: Molecular imprinting is a method with which materials containing highly specific recognition sites with high affinities for a wide range of organic compounds can be made. Since its inception, the number and types of monomers and templates that have been used successfully has increased dramatically. In addition, our understanding of the mechanisms through which the materials operate is increasing. Some areas of application have become well developed and commercial applications are on the horizon. The applications discussed in this article include separation technology, sensors, catalysis, and antibody and receptor site mimics