Molecularly imprinted polymers for separation of various sugars from human urine

Okutucu B. , Önal S.

TALANTA, vol.87, pp.74-79, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 87
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.talanta.2011.09.043
  • Title of Journal : TALANTA
  • Page Numbers: pp.74-79


Molecularly imprinted polymers were the new, simple and unexpensive materials that can be used in several clinical applications. Phenylboronic acid has been frequently used as functional monomer for the covalent imprinting of diols. In this study, the phenylboronic acid esters of fructose, galactose, glucose and raffinose were synthesized and then used as template analytes. The adsorption capacities of fructose, galactose and glucose-phenylboronic acid imprinted polymers were 75, 10 and 30%, respectively. The batch rebinding studies and Scatchard analysis were done for all sugar imprinted polymer. Glucose is one of the mostly found sugar in the urine. The glucose:phenylboronic acid imprinted polymer was used for the analysis of glucose, fructose, galactose, sucrose, maltose, lactose and raffinose in spiked urine. The selectivity of glucose:phenylboronic acid imprinted polymer to urine monosaccharides was found as nearly 45-55% and to di- and polysaccharides was found as 30-35%, respectively. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.