Journal or Book Title
Journal of the American Chemical Society
A tripropargylammonium surfactant with a methacrylate-terminated hydrophobic tail was combined with a bile salt derivative, divinyl benzene (DVB), and a photo-cross-linker above its critical micelle concentration (CMC). Surface-cross-linking with a diazide, surface-functionalization with an azido sugar derivative, and free-radical-core-cross-linking under UV irradiation yielded molecularly imprinted nanoparticles (MINPs) with template-specific binding pockets. The MINPs resemble protein receptors in size, complete water-solubility, and tailored binding sites in their hydrophobic cores. Strong and selective binding of bile salt derivatives was obtained, depending on the cross-linking density of the system.
American Chemical Society
Awino, Joseph K. and Zhao, Yan, "Protein-Mimetic, Molecularly Imprinted Nanoparticles for Selective Binding of Bile Salt Derivatives in Water" (2013). Chemistry Publications. 187.