SPECTROSCOPY LETTERS, vol.47, no.3, pp.168-176, 2014 (SCI-Expanded)
In this study, we have proposed a novel organophosphate mimic surface molecular imprinted polymer for selective binding of the nerve agent by chitosan-Cd(II) as a new metal-chelating monomer via metal coordination-chelation interactions and dimethoate templates. We have improved a method for the selective binding behavior of dimethoate compounds on the surface of molecular imprinted polymer, which was prepared using ligand-exchange (chitosan-Cd(II)) monomers. The influence of ligand exchange imprinting on the creation of recognition sites toward dimethoate has determined application of adsorption isotherms. The effect of initial concentration of dimethoate, adsorption time, and imprinting efficiency on the adsorption selectivity for molecular imprinted polymer-ligand exchange has been investigated. The number of accessible sites (Qmax), relative selectivity coefficients (k), and binding abilities have also been evaluated. Then, molecular imprinted polymer-ligand exchange was treated with formaldehyde to remove dimethoate templates.