Proceedings title: Polymer Preprints, Japan
Volume number: 51m
Abstract: Molecular imprinting method was applied for synthesizing gels with chiral helical cavity using a-(benzyloxymethyl)acrylic acid derivatives (X=Me, OMe, Cl, Br) as a monomer and (+)-poly(diphenyl-2-pyridylmethyl methacrylate) as a template. The chiral gels were almost quantitatively prepared after removal of the template polymer by hydrolysis of the ester groups. The obtained gels exhibited chiral resolution powers toward various racemates, such as trans-stilbene oxide and Tröger's base. The substituents on the phenyl group of the monomer significantly affected the recognition ability. The observed separation factors were higher than those of the gel prepared from methacrylic acid as a monomer.