Review of the recent progress in photoresponsive molecularly imprinted polymers containing azobenzene chromophores

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Author(s)

  • Yu-bo Wei
  • Qian Tang
  • Cheng-Bin Gong
  • Michael Hon-Wah Lam

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-20
Journal / PublicationAnalytica Chimica Acta
Volume900
Online published26 Oct 2015
Publication statusPublished - 5 Nov 2015

Abstract

Photoresponsive molecularly imprinted polymers (PMIPs) containing azobenzene have received wide research attention in recent years and made notable achievements. This article reviews the recent developments on PMIPs containing azobenzene. Topics include the following: (i) brief introduction of azobenzene, molecularly imprinted polymers, and PMIPs containing azobenzene; (ii) progress in functional monomers, cross-linkers, and polymerization conditions; (iii) preparation methods, properties, applications, as well as advantages and disadvantages of conventional PMIPs; (iv) substrate, preparation method, and applications of photoresponsive surface molecularly imprinted polymers; and (v) some perspectives for further development of PMIPs containing azobenzene.

Research Area(s)

  • Azobenzene, Molecularly imprinted polymer, Photoisomerization, Photoresponsive molecularly imprinted polymers

Citation Format(s)

Review of the recent progress in photoresponsive molecularly imprinted polymers containing azobenzene chromophores. / Wei, Yu-bo; Tang, Qian; Gong, Cheng-Bin et al.
In: Analytica Chimica Acta, Vol. 900, 05.11.2015, p. 10-20.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review