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Preparation of a novel drug sensor using a molecular imprinted polymer approach
Author(s): Stephen P. Wren; T. Hien Nguyen; Paul Gascoine; Dick Lacey; Tong Sun; Kenneth T. V. Grattan
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Paper Abstract

A chemical sensor for the detection of cocaine has been developed, based on a molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) containing a fluorescein moiety as the signalling group. The fluorescent MIP was formed and covalently attached to the distal end of an optical fibre. The sensor exhibited an increase in fluorescence intensity in response to cocaine in an aqueous acetonitrile mixture. Selectivity for cocaine over codeine has been demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 May 2013
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 8794, Fifth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors, 879417 (20 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2025839
Show Author Affiliations
Stephen P. Wren, City Univ. London (United Kingdom)
T. Hien Nguyen, City Univ. London (United Kingdom)
Paul Gascoine, Smiths Detection (United Kingdom)
Dick Lacey, Home Office Scientific Development Branch (United Kingdom)
Tong Sun, City Univ. London (United Kingdom)
Kenneth T. V. Grattan, City Univ. London (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8794:
Fifth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors
Leszek R. Jaroszewicz, Editor(s)

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