Analytical Sciences

Abstract − Analytical Sciences, 24(12), 1633 (2008).

Selective Adsorption of Water-soluble Ionic Compounds by an Interval Immobilization Technique Based on Molecular Imprinting
Takuya KUBO, Yuichi TOMINAGA, Fuminori WATANABE, Kunimitsu KAYA, and Ken HOSOYA
Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Tohoku University, 6-6-20 Aoba, Aramaki, Aoba, Sendai 980-8579, Japan
Uniformity recognition sites for water-soluble ionic compounds were constructed onto the pores of porous polymer particles. This concept is based on a modified interval immobilization technique, which was used for the selective recognition of paralytic shellfish poison, saxitoxins (STXs). The results of batch adsorption and solid-phase extraction for one of the STX analogues, a prepared polymer that had special sites for the recognition of STXs, showed that the analogue could selectively recognize and concentrate STXs. Selective recognition was facilitated by interval-immobilized functional groups.