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TITANIUM DIOXIDE EMBEDDED IN A IMPRINTED POLYMERIC MATRIX FOR IBUPROFEN PHOTODEGRADATION.
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  • Diana Samantha Villarreal-Lucio,
  • Karla Ximena Vargas-Berrones,
  • Raúl Ocampo-Pérez,
  • Juan Carlos Serna Carrizalez,
  • Rogelio Flores-Ramíez
Diana Samantha Villarreal-Lucio
Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi Coordinacion para la Innovacion y Aplicacion de la Ciencia y la Tecnologia

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Karla Ximena Vargas-Berrones
Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi Facultad de Ciencias Quimicas
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Raúl Ocampo-Pérez
Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi Facultad de Ciencias Quimicas
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Juan Carlos Serna Carrizalez
Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi Facultad de Ciencias Quimicas
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Rogelio Flores-Ramíez
Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi Coordinacion para la Innovacion y Aplicacion de la Ciencia y la Tecnologia
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Abstract

A molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) with photocatalytic activity was successfully synthetized by a non-covalent method using ibuprofen as the target molecule. Adsorption assays and a photodegradation study was done. The results showed that TiO 2 influences the adsorption behavior, when the TiO 2 content is low the materials follow a Langmuir model, but when is higher Freundlich model best represents the adsorption process in the MIPs. 25% of TiO 2 is the optimum amount in a photocatalytic imprinting matrix; the complete degradation is reached within the 2.5 minutes.