Molecularly Imprinted Polymer and its Application with Special Reference to Drug Delivery: An Analytical Study
Molecular imprinting technology (MIT) is a method for creating synthetic receptors that bind to a target analyte with a high degree of selectivity and specificity. Chemists are under increasing pressure to design and fabricate synthetic receptors with high selectivity interaction with template molecules and denote self-assembly behaviour for the accumulation of bimolecular and biological species and structures due to the overwhelming need for molecular recognition in nature and complex matrices. Hence the researcher has undertaken this study to explore the polymerization process for molecular imprinting, to discuss the factors affecting Molecular imprinting, to find out the applications of molecular imprinting and to study the use of molecular imprinting in the drug delivery. The research shows that Molecular Imprinting Technology (MIT) may be utilized to create artificial receptors that have a high degree of selectivity and specificity for a certain analyte, making them suitable raw materials for a wide range of applications. Polymeric matrices generated by imprinting technique are Molecularly Imprinted Polymers (MIPs), which are powerful molecular recognition elements that may replicate natural recognition entities like antibodies and biological receptors.