Enhancing the selectivity of molecularly imprinted polymers

Scott McNiven, Yohei Yokobayashi, Soo Hwan Cheong, Isao Karube

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

42 Scopus citations


The selectivity of a molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) was substantially enhanced by inactivating the non-specific binding sites distributed within the polymer. Treatment of the polymer with varying amounts of methyl iodide in the presence of the template molecule resulted in stronger binding of the template and more effective separation from similar steroids.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1297-1298
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

Cite this

McNiven, S., Yokobayashi, Y., Cheong, S. H., & Karube, I. (1997). Enhancing the selectivity of molecularly imprinted polymers. Chemistry Letters, (12), 1297-1298.