Inventors: Lam HW
, Gong CB
Solvatochromic functional monomer and use thereof for chemosensing by solvatochromic molecular imprinting
Publication date: 2011
A solvatochromic functional monomer having the chemical structure as shown in the accompanying drawing (Fig.3), and a process for preparing the solvatochromic functional monomer (Fig.2) are provided. The solvatochromic functional monomer can be used for fabrication of molecularly imprinted polymer based (MIP-based) solvatochromic chemosensors. This involves the incorporation of the solvatochromic functional monomer as reporter into the molecularly imprinted polymer. The solvatochromic functional monomers as reporters signal the analyte-to-receptor displacing event within the receptor sites without the need of intermolecular interaction between the analyte and receptor. A MIP-based solvatochromic chemosensing approach is also provided. This involves the combination of solvatochromism and molecular imprinting technique in the chemosensing of target analytes.
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