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Current Organic Chemistry


ISSN (Print): 1385-2728
ISSN (Online): 1875-5348

Molecularly Imprinted Polymers for the Sensing of Explosives and Chemical Warfare Agents

Author(s): Wei Lu, Min Xue, Zhibin Xu, Xiao Dong, Fei Xue, Fengyan Wang, Qiuhong Wang and Zihui Meng

Volume 19, Issue 1, 2015

Page: [62 - 71] Pages: 10

DOI: 10.2174/1385272819666141201215551

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Recent events related to the terrorist threats make it clear that real-time and on-site detection of explosives and chemical warfare agents (CWAs) are in an urgent demand. As an artificial mimic of natural receptors, molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) have already been utilized for the detection of hazardous materials due to their strong mechanical strength, flexibility, long-time storage and low cost. The MIP sensors show great promise for the selective and sensitive detection. This review aims to provide a consolidation of information relating to the integration of MIPs and electrochemical, surface acoustic and optical sensors, using the most important or recent illustrative examples.

Keywords: Chemical sensor, chemical warfare agents, explosives, molecularly imprinted polymers, nerve agents.

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