A novel molecularly imprinted polymer for the selective removal of interfering hemoglobin prior to whole blood analysis

Abstract:

A novel, selective, sensitive, cheap and robust hemoglobin imprinted polymer (Hb-MIP) in

the form of a powder, was synthesised through bulk, free-radical polymerization employing

molecular imprinting technology (MIT), for the selective removal of interfering hemoglobin

from whole blood samples prior to instrumental analysis in molecular diagnostics and

toxicological assays. Following solid phase extraction clean-up through batch rebinding

experiments, the Hb-MIP powder effectively removed hemoglobin from whole blood

samples as demonstrated by the UV-Vis absorbance reductions from as high as 0.794 Au to

lower values of 0.193 Au. It also proved to be efficient by optimally removing hemoglobin

within 18 min. Experimentally, the powder showed good selectivity towards hemoglobin as

demonstrated by the percentage removal efficiency of 76%, even in the presence of

analogous species such as chlorophyll with a negligible percentage removal efficiency of

about 32%. Furthermore, the Hb-MIP powder was compared to a commercially available and

expensive interferents removing material, graphitized carbon black (GCB) powder that is not selective, as shown by almost the same percentage removal efficiencies of 96% and 91%, for

hemoglobin and chlorophyll, respectively. The synthesized Hb-MIP powder in this thesis

presented itself as an efficient, selective, cheap and non-destructive whole blood clean-up

pre-analytical tool that with further research may replace the conventional whole blood cleanup

strategies that are currently employed in molecular diagnostics and toxicological assays

such as the common, inefficient and destructive centrifugation.

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APA

Hendrick, T (2024). A novel molecularly imprinted polymer for the selective removal of interfering hemoglobin prior to whole blood analysis. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/a-novel-molecularly-imprinted-polymer-for-the-selective-removal-of-interfering-hemoglobin-prior-to-whole-blood-analysis

MLA 8th

Hendrick, Tabane "A novel molecularly imprinted polymer for the selective removal of interfering hemoglobin prior to whole blood analysis" Afribary. Afribary, 30 Mar. 2024, https://afribary.com/works/a-novel-molecularly-imprinted-polymer-for-the-selective-removal-of-interfering-hemoglobin-prior-to-whole-blood-analysis. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

MLA7

Hendrick, Tabane . "A novel molecularly imprinted polymer for the selective removal of interfering hemoglobin prior to whole blood analysis". Afribary, Afribary, 30 Mar. 2024. Web. 20 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/a-novel-molecularly-imprinted-polymer-for-the-selective-removal-of-interfering-hemoglobin-prior-to-whole-blood-analysis >.

Chicago

Hendrick, Tabane . "A novel molecularly imprinted polymer for the selective removal of interfering hemoglobin prior to whole blood analysis" Afribary (2024). Accessed May 20, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/a-novel-molecularly-imprinted-polymer-for-the-selective-removal-of-interfering-hemoglobin-prior-to-whole-blood-analysis