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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0).
© 2018 The Royal Society of Chemistry. In this communication, we present the first developed Molecularly Imprinted Polymers (MIPs) for the specific detection of a New Psychoactive Substance (NPS); namely, methoxphenidine (MXP) and its regioisomers. Selectivity of the MIP towards MXP is studied by analysing mixtures and an acquired street sample with High Performance Liquid Chromatography coupled to UV detection. The study demonstrates that the engineered polymers selectively extract MXP from heterogeneous samples, which makes for a very powerful diagnostic tool that can detect traces of MXP in complicated NPS samples.
Author(s): Lowdon JW, Alkirkit SMO, Mewis RE, Fulton D, Banks CE, Sutcliffe OB, Peeters M
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Print publication date: 07/05/2018
Online publication date: 12/04/2018
Acceptance date: 11/04/2018
Date deposited: 15/04/2019
ISSN (print): 0003-2654
ISSN (electronic): 1364-5528
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
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