Chemical sense

Molecular imprinting of a polymer has allowed scientists from the Faculty of Chemistry at Lomonosov Moscow State University to develop an electrochemical sensor for the detection of saccharides and hydroxyl acids. The enzyme-free sensor can thus be used to measure glucose and lactic acid concentrations in biological samples with ease. "We've shown that it's possible to create multisensory systems on the basis of elaborated sensors with different selectivity," team member Vita Nikitina explains.