功能性吸附材組 | Functional Nanomaterials
Oswald/ Chin Kae-Zheng/ 陳凱政 (PhD Student)
His research interest focus on structural design and fabrication of molecularly imprinted hybrid (MIH) for the selective adsorption of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDC). EDC such as Bisphenol A (BPA) was selected as the template model to fabricate the MIH, the synthesis of MIH begins with imprinting BPA molecules in phenyl-based linear copolymer and latter coupling with inorganic polymer such as silica dioxide (SiO2). From his study, the role of organic copolymer was meant to enhance the hydrophobic affinity and selectivity towards BPA molecules, while the SiO2 was to protect the imprinting structures and inhibit non-specific interactions. Furthermore, he also studies the molecular recognition behavior/patterns of MIH for various kinds of EDCs in terms of size, shape/geometry, and functionality.