Nanostructured Imprinted Supported Photocatalysts: Organic and Inorganic Matrixes

  • Cícero Coelho de Escobar
  • João Henrique Z. dos Santos
Part of the Environmental Chemistry for a Sustainable World book series (ECSW, volume 29)


A serious shortcoming in heterogeneous photocatalytic oxidation is its low selectivity to the target contaminants. In this sense, preferential photodegradation by means of molecularly imprinted has been explored in the literature. This chapter aims to review some of latest works in respect of combination of molecularly imprinted with photocatalysis, covering the years from 2013 to 2018. The main findings of some of the latest studied are discussed in terms of organic and inorganic matrixes. The characterization methods applied to the molecularly imprinted photocatalyst (MIP) are also reviewed. Our conclusion is that the use of MIP based either on organic or inorganic matrixes is a promising way to enhance selectivity in the photocatalysis.


Molecularly imprinted Photocatalyst Titanium dioxide Selectivity photocatalysis Preferential photodegradation Imprinting factor Textural characterization Structural characterization Template Extraction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cícero Coelho de Escobar
    • 1
  • João Henrique Z. dos Santos
    • 2
  1. 1.Departamento de Engenharia QuímicaUniversidade Federal do Rio Grande do SulPorto AlegreBrazil
  2. 2.Instituto de QuímicaUniversidade Federal do Rio Grande do SulPorto AlegreBrazil

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