Preparation and characterization of polymers imprinted molecularly with ibuprofen and nitrobenzene

Bartlomiej Wasiniak, Jerzy P. Lukaszewicz
2010 Copernican Letters  
In this work molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) which can be later used for SPME improvement were prepared. Polymerization reaction was initiated in six different ways and for this purpose six different solvents as porogens were used. Prepared MIP's were stable in temperature range 160-200°C. Pore sizes and BET surface were characterized by sorption of nitrogen at liquid nitrogen temperature. On the contrary to most MIPs, the studied MIPs were strictly nanoporous i.e. most of total pore volume
more » ... f total pore volume was attributed to pores ranging from 3 to 1.0 nm in diameter. BET surface area exceeded even 300 m 2 /g. Basic conditions of the MIPs synthesis have been optimized with particular respect to type of solvent and polymerization initiator which are basic factors influencing the ability of the MIP towards adsorption of ibuprofen/nitrobenzene.
doi:10.12775/cl.2010.017 fatcat:5jdm2e33gzerzcpef7rbqoof3a