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Imprinted polymer particles for iron uptake: Synthesis, characterization and analytical applications


This work reports the preparation of molecularly imprinted polymer particles for selective extraction and determination of iron ions from aqueous media. The polymer particles were synthesized from Fe(NO3)3, morin, 4-vinylpyridine, ethyleneglycoldimethacrylate, and 2,2′-azobisisobutyronitrile and characterized by IR and DSC both prior to and after removing the Fe-morin complex by leaching with HCl. The effect of different parameters, such as pH, adsorption and desorption time, type and minimum amount of eluent for removing the complex from polymer was evaluated and optimized. The proposed method is characterized by the detection limit of 3.1 µg l−1 anddynamic linear range of 25 to 200 µg l−1, with the relative standard deviation less than 8.8%. The method was applied to the recovery and determination of iron ions in a few real samples.

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Khajeh, M., Kaykhaii, M., Hashemi, H. et al. Imprinted polymer particles for iron uptake: Synthesis, characterization and analytical applications. Polym. Sci. Ser. B 51, 344 (2009).

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  • Polymer Science Series
  • Morin
  • AIBN
  • Molecular Imprint Polymer
  • Imprint Polymer