Nanocomposite Materials for Sensors

Nanostructured Molecularly Imprinted Polymers in Electrochemical Sensing

Author(s): Sajini T and Beena Mathew * .

Pp: 81-95 (15)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815050981122020008

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Molecular imprinted polymers (MIP) are one of the promising method in various research area in which artificial receptor sites of targeted molecule were fabricated on a polymer matrix. These polymers are analogues to naturally occuring antigen-antibody system. Due to its high recognition capabilty and structural specificity towards the target molecule, these kind of polymers exhibits wide variety of applications in various fileds. Among the temendous applications, MIPs in electrochemical sensing got much attention in recent years. Innovative developments in nanochemistry again improve its applications in electrochemical sensing. In this chapter, we detailed the significance of nanostructured MIP focusing on multiwalled carbon nanotubes as supporting material in elecrochemical sensing applications. It presents recent progresses associated to molecularly imprinted electrochemical sensors based multiwalled carbon nanotubes. 

Keywords: Applications, Electrochemical sensor, Molecularly imprinted polymer, MWCNTs, Nanostructured MIP.

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