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Carbohydrate Recognition by Porphyrin-Based Molecularly Imprinted Polymers

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posted on 17.03.2005, 00:00 by Jung-Deog Lee, Nathaniel T. Greene, Gregory T. Rushton, Ken D. Shimizu, Jong-In Hong
Porphyrin-based molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) were prepared for carbohydrate recognition. A urea-appended porphyrin functional monomer was utilized to provide complementary functionality and quality binding sites throughout the polymer. Each porphyrin-based polymer demonstrates high affinity and differential selectivity for closely related carbohydrates that correlate to the structure of the template used in the imprinting process.