Nanostructured molecularly imprinted polymer films as synthetic recognition layers

F. Vandevelde, J. Pantigny, I. Pezron, L. A. Gheber, K. Haupt

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Hierarchically nanostructured materials that combine two or more levels of structure and exhibit a combination of useful features have gained considerable interest. We describe the generation of surface-bound nanofilaments by nanomoulding on a nanoporous template surface that carry at the same time molecularly imprinted binding sites. Fluorescein was used as a model template for imprinting. The surfaces exhibited specific binding of fluorescein as revealed by fluorescence microscopy. Contact angle and ESEM measurements revealed that surface wetting properties are fine-tunable depending on the polymer and on the nanostructuring. We believe that these materials can potentially be very useful for applications such as biosensors and biochips.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)757-768
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Nanotechnology
Issue number6-8
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2008


  • Molecular imprinting
  • Molecular recognition
  • NSOM
  • Nanostructure
  • Surface wetting
  • Synthetic receptor
  • Thin film

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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