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Polymers 2015, 7(9), 1689-1715; doi:10.3390/polym7091478

Molecularly Imprinted Polymers with Stimuli-Responsive Affinity: Progress and Perspectives

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School of Chemical Engineering & the Environment, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China
Orthopaedic Institute, Soochow University, 708 Renmin Road, Suzhou 215007, Jiangsu, China
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Jiangsu University, 301 Xuefu Road, Zhenjiang 212013, Jiangsu, China
Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health and Society, Malmö University, SE 205 06 Malmö, Sweden
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Academic Editor: Michael K. C. Tam
Received: 5 August 2015 / Revised: 23 August 2015 / Accepted: 24 August 2015 / Published: 8 September 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Stimuli-Responsive Polymers and Colloids)
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Intelligent stimuli-responsive molecularly imprinted polymers (SR-MIPs) have attracted considerable research interest in recent years due to the potential applications in drug delivery, biotechnology and separation sciences. This review comprehensively summarizes various SR-MIPs, including the design and applications of thermo-responsive MIPs, pH-responsive MIPs, photo-responsive MIPs, biomolecule-responsive MIPs and ion-responsive MIPs. Besides the development of current SR-MIPs, the advantages as well as the disadvantages of current SR-MIPs were also displayed from different angles, especially preparation methods and application fields. We believe this review will be helpful to guide the design, development and application of SR-MIPs. View Full-Text
Keywords: molecularly imprinted polymers; thermo-responsive; pH-responsive; photo-responsive; biomolecule-responsive; ion-responsive molecularly imprinted polymers; thermo-responsive; pH-responsive; photo-responsive; biomolecule-responsive; ion-responsive

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Chen, W.; Ma, Y.; Pan, J.; Meng, Z.; Pan, G.; Sellergren, B. Molecularly Imprinted Polymers with Stimuli-Responsive Affinity: Progress and Perspectives. Polymers 2015, 7, 1689-1715.

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