Required Properties for Functional Monomers to Produce a Metal Template Effect by a Surface Molecular Imprinting Technique

Masahiro Yoshida, Kazuya Uezu, Masahiro Goto, Shintaro Furusaki

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Abstract

We investigated the properties required to design functional monomers which produce an imprint effect in prepared metal-imprinted polymers. Novel organophosphorus functional monomers were synthesized, and zinc-imprinted polymers were prepared with the functional monomers by a surface molecular imprinting technique. The competitive adsorption behavior of zinc and copper ions on the surface-imprinted polymers was examined, and the template effect was characterized. A slight structural change in the functional monomers, which interact with target metal ions (zinc ions in this study), resulted in a favorable change in metal recognition by the zinc-imprinted polymers. It was found that the presence of aromatic rings and a suitable straight alkyl chain in the functional monomer in addition to a high binding affinity to the target metals renders molecular recognition on the surface of the imprinted polymers effective.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1237-1243
Number of pages7
JournalMacromolecules
Volume32
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 23 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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