Event Title

Molecularly Imprinted Polymer for the Detection of Esfenvalerate in the Susquehanna River

Presenter Information

Caroline Stepanik

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Lou Ann Tom

Start Date

24-4-2018 12:00 PM

End Date

24-4-2018 1:00 PM

Description

Esfenvalerate is a synthetic compound used as an insecticide on various crops. Following the use of the insecticide, the chemical may run off into a nearby water source, and cause harm to the surrounding environment. Designing a molecularly imprinted polymer assists in the detection of esfenvalerate in water samples by containing a pocket within the polymer itself, which works to provide a binding site for the compound. The collected washes of the polymer are analyzed using high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) to identify the presence of the compound, captured by the polymer. The amount is determined using a set of standards consisting of known concentrations of esfenvalerate solutions, which is then used to calculate the percent recovery of esfenvalerate from the water sample.

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Molecularly Imprinted Polymer for the Detection of Esfenvalerate in the Susquehanna River

Esfenvalerate is a synthetic compound used as an insecticide on various crops. Following the use of the insecticide, the chemical may run off into a nearby water source, and cause harm to the surrounding environment. Designing a molecularly imprinted polymer assists in the detection of esfenvalerate in water samples by containing a pocket within the polymer itself, which works to provide a binding site for the compound. The collected washes of the polymer are analyzed using high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) to identify the presence of the compound, captured by the polymer. The amount is determined using a set of standards consisting of known concentrations of esfenvalerate solutions, which is then used to calculate the percent recovery of esfenvalerate from the water sample.