• Determination of mold contamination using ergosterol imprinted particles

    14 days ago - By Wiley

    Abstract
    Ergosterol is a key biochemical marker for fungal mycelial growth. In this study, molecularly ergosterol imprinted particles were newly synthesized for the selective detection of ergosterol in mold samples. Erg‐MIPs were characterized via scanning electron microscopy, swelling studies, and surface area measurements. Maximum selective ergosterol adsorption achieved as 28.50 mg/g Erg‐MIP. Selectivity studies showed that Erg‐MIPs adsorbed Erg 2.01 and 3.27 times higher than that of cholesterol and stigmasterol, respectively. Erg adsorption from Aspergillus niger was found as...
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