The potential of nanoMIPs!

Synthesis and Application of Ion‐Imprinted Nanoparticles in Electrochemical Sensors for Copper (II) Determination


Another example of the potential of nanoMIPs: a study led by the University of Salento demonstrated that nanoMIPs can be successfully integrated in electrochemical sensors and used for determination of copper ions via differential pulse voltammetry. This sensor based ion imprinted polymers nanoparticles (nanoIIPs) showed a limit of detection of 74 pM, with excellent selectivity over other ions, which makes it potentially suitable for environmental monitoring of heavy metals and food control.

This work is presented in, with contributions made by Francesco Canfarotta from MIP Diagnostics, alongside colleagues at the University of Leicester.