Part No: AN710Issued year: 2010File size: 0.1mbFile type: pdf
Molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) are a class of highly cross-linked polymers- engineered to bind one target compound or a class of structurally related target compounds with high selectivity. Selectivity is introduced during MIP synthesis in which a template molecule, designed to mimic the analyte, guides the formation of specific cavities or imprints that are sterically and chemically complementary to the target analyte(s). It is therefore critical for analysts to use the methodology described below when using this phase. Conventional generic methodologies employed with conventional SPE chemistries (e.g., reversed-phase C18) will yield sub-optimal results when employed with this phase.