Background: This review describes the use of molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) as
tailor-made adsorbents for developing micro-solid phase extraction (µ-SPE) procedures when isolating/
assessing organic pollutants, drugs, and bioactive compounds from environmental, food, and clinical/
Objective: Developments in MIP-µ-SPE are focused on synthesizing selective MIPs before preparing
micro devices, and also when synthesizing MIPs onto nanoparticles such as magnetite (magnetic MIPs).
Conclusion: The current paper also reviews advances in MIPs synthesis onto quantum dots (MIP-QDs)
for fluorescenssce sensing of organic compounds, advantages and drawbacks of each methodology, and
future expected trends.