Fluorimetric monitoring of molecular imprinted polymer recognition events for aluminium

S. Al-Kindy, R. Badía, M. E. Díaz-García*

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Novel molecular imprints were prepared against aluminium. Sensing materials were prepared via non-covalent imprinting technique, using the aluminium(III)-morin chelate as the template. Based on the fluorescent properties of the chelate, it was possible to design a selective optical flow-through sensor for A13+. The affinity of the polymer binding sites was higher for aluminium than for other di- and trivalent ions (e.g., Be2+, Ca2+, Mg2+, Eu3+, Zn2+, Fe3+), suggesting that the nature of the metal ion, its ionic radius, and the metal-morin stoichiometry play important roles in the ionic recognition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1763-1774
Number of pages12
JournalAnalytical Letters
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Metal ion recognition
  • Molecular imprinted polymer
  • Optosensing
  • Sensor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, medical
  • Electrochemistry


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