Open Tubular Molecular Imprinted Phases in Chiral Capillary Electrochromatography

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 970)


A generalized preparation protocol for open tubular (OT) molecular imprinted polymer (MIP) silica capillary columns for chiral separations in capillary electrochromatography (CEC) is described. For ­different chiral molecules the same general composition of the MIP reaction mixture can be used except for the choice of the specific template. This protocol is valid for a variety of templates including acidic, basic, and neutral molecules, enabling formation of rugged and porous thin MIP layers on the inner surface of the capillary resulting in columns with high chiral separation efficiencies if the template has a good chiral recognition susceptibility.

Key words

Open tubular column Molecular imprinted polymer Generalized preparation protocol Capillary electrochromatography Chiral separation Chiral recognition 



This work was supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (2011–0003107).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryInha UniversityIncheonSouth Korea

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