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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Synthesis and application of a peroxidase-like molecularly imprinted polymer based on hemin for selective determination of serotonin in blood serum|
|Abstract:||This work reports the preparation of a molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) for selective catalytic detection of serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT). The process is based on the synthesis of polymers with hemin introduced as the catalytic center to mimic the active site of peroxidase. The copolymer MIP, containing artificial recognition sites for 5-HT, has been prepared by bulk polymerization using methacryl' acid (MAA) and hemin as the functional monomers, and ethylene glycol climethacrylate (EGDMA) as the cross-linker. For the determination of 5-HT, a flow injection analysis system coupled to an amperometric detector was optimized using multivariate analysis. The effects of different parameters, such as pH, buffer flow rate, buffer nature, peroxide concentration and sample volume were evaluated. After optimizing the experimental conditions, a linear response range from 1.0 up to 1000.0 mu mol L(-1) was obtained with a sensitivity of 0.4 nA/mu mol L(-1). The detection limit was found to be 0.30 mu mol L(-1), while the precision value (n = 6) evaluated by relative standard deviation (R.S.D.) were, respectively, 1.3 and 1.7% for solutions of 50 and 750 mu mol L(-1) of 5-HT. No interference was observed by structurally similar compounds (including epinephrine, cloparnine and norepinephrine), thus validating the good performance of the imprinted polymer. The method was applied for the determination of 5-HT in spiked blood serum samples. (C) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserve.|
Molecularly imprinted polymers
|Editor:||Elsevier Science Bv|
|Appears in Collections:||Artigos e Materiais de Revistas Científicas - Unicamp|
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