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Reports Outline Applied Polymer Science Study Findings from T.C. Zhou and Colleagues

June 24, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- A new study on Applied Polymer Science is now available. According to news originating from Malmo, Sweden, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "Pickering emulsion polymerization was used to synthesize molecularly imprinted polymer beads for the selective recognition of 17-beta-estradiol under aqueous conditions. Scanning electron microscopy analysis indicated that the imprinted polymer beads had a small diameter with a narrow size distribution (18.9 +/- 2.3 mu m)."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research, "The reduction in particle size achieved in this study was attributed to the altered polarity of the stabilizing nanoparticles used in the Pickering emulsion. The imprinted polymer beads could be used directly in water and showed a high binding affinity for the template molecule, 17-beta-estradiol, and its structural analogs."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "These water-compatible polymer beads could be used as affinity adsorbents for the extraction and analysis of low-abundance steroid compounds in aqueous samples."

For more information on this research see: Molecularly Imprinted Polymer Beads Prepared by Pickering Emulsion Polymerization for Steroid Recognition. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2014;131(1):120-126. Journal of Applied Polymer Science can be contacted at: Wiley-Blackwell, 111 River St, Hoboken 07030-5774, NJ, USA. (Wiley-Blackwell -; Journal of Applied Polymer Science -

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from T.C. Zhou, European Nano Invest, S-21774 Malmo, Sweden. Additional authors for this research include X.T. Shen, S. Chaudhary and L. Ye.

Keywords for this news article include: Malmo, Sweden, Europe, Applied Polymer Science

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