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Molecularly imprinted polymers for the selective extraction of tiliroside from the flowers of Edgeworthia gardneri (wall.) Meisn

Gao, Die, Fu, Qi‐Feng, Wang, Lu‐Jun, Wang, Dan‐Dan, Zhang, Kai‐Lian, Yang, Feng‐Qing, Xia, Zhi‐Ning
Journal of separation science 2017 v.40 no.12 pp. 2629-2637
Edgeworthia gardneri, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, acetonitrile, acrylamides, adsorbents, adsorption, dimethyl sulfoxide, ethyl acetate, ethylene glycol, flowers, kaempferol, molecular imprinting, polymerization, polymers, rutin, scanning electron microscopy, solid phase extraction
Nano‐sized molecularly imprinted polymers for tiliroside were successfully prepared by a precipitation polymerization method. Acrylamide, ethylene glycol dimethacrylate, azobisisobutyronitrile, and acetonitrile/dimethyl sulfoxide were used as functional monomer, cross‐linker, initiator, and porogen, respectively. The structural features and morphological characterization of tiliroside‐imprinted polymers were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy, respectively. The adsorption experiments indicated that the tiliroside‐imprinted polymers exhibited high selective recognition property to tiliroside. Scatchard analysis indicated that the homogeneous‐binding sites were formed in the polymers. The selectivity test revealed that the adsorption capacity and selectivity of polymers to tiliroside was significantly higher than that of rutin, astragalin, and kaempferol. Finally, the tiliroside‐imprinted polymers were employed as adsorbents in solid‐phase extraction for the extraction of tiliroside from the ethyl acetate extract of the flowers of Edgeworthia gardneri (wall.) Meisn. The results demonstrated that the extraction recoveries of tiliroside ranged from 69.3 to 73.5% by using tiliroside‐imprinted polymers coupled with solid‐phase extraction method. These results indicated that the tiliroside‐based molecularly imprinted solid‐phase extraction method was proven to be an effective technique for the separation and enrichment of tiliroside from natural medicines.