Microwave-assisted synthesis of resveratrol imprinted polymers with enhanced selectivity

Lachlan Schwarz, Mahesh Kamalakar Potdar, Basil Danylec, Reinhard I Boysen, Milton Thomas William Hearn

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The microwave-mediated synthesis of resveratrol molecularly imprinted polymers is reported. The binding performance of these functional polymers has been evaluated and compared to the corresponding thermally-initiated polymers. The advantages of microwave-synthesis include a 20-fold decrease in polymerisation time, similar binding capacities and enhanced molecular selectivity for resveratrol. These binding data indicate microwave-mediated polymerisation provides superior binding site organization and access.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-154
Number of pages5
JournalAnalytical Methods
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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