Author(s): Curcio M, Puoci F, Cirillo G, Iemma F, Spizzirri UG,
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Abstract A molecularly imprinted polymer able to recognize melamine in partially aqueous medium was synthesized using methacrylic acid as functional monomer and ethylene glycol dimethacrylate as cross-linking agent. The bound specificity and selectivity of the obtained material were verified by performing binding experiments with melamine and its structural analogue, 2,4,6-trimethoxy-1,3,5-triazine, respectively, using different aqueous binding media. Finally, the ability of MIP to selectively extract melamine from two real samples, a food supplement and a freeze-dried meat sample, was demonstrated.
This article was published in J Agric Food Chem
and referenced in Pharmaceutica Analytica Acta