Molecularly imprinted polymers to purify water

Molecularly imprinted polymers (MIP) can be considered as artificial receptors which can recognize and bind specific molecules.

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This makes them suitable for many different applications in chemistry and biology, including water purification, as they can recognise and remove specific contaminants.

Read more about MIPs here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molecularly_imprinted_polymer

Find out how can they be used to clean water in this paper: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ie302623s

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