Abstract: This paper presents methods of the synthesis and applications of biomimetic catalytic systems produced from molecularly imprinted polymers (MIP). MIPs contain cavities, which are complementary to the imprinted template, thus possess high selectivity and affinity for the molecules resembling template. MIPs have various applications such as: sorption, chromatography, solid phase extraction, drugs transport and catalysis. However, this article is a review of catalytic systems containing in their active sides one of the selected metal ions: copper(II), cobalt(II), zinc(II), iron(III) or nickel(II). Presented catalytic systems are used in hydrolysis, oxidations, hydrogenations and aldol condensation reactions. This review deals with papers published till 2013.
Template and target information: Review - MIPs as metallonzyme mimics
Author keywords: Molecularly imprinted polymers, biomimetic catalytic systems, hydrolysis, oxidations, hydrogenations, aldol condensations