Determination of Effective Functional Monomer and Solvent for R(+)-Cathinone Imprinted Polymer Using Density Functional Theory and Molecular Dynamics Simulation Approaches

Andrian Saputra(1), Karna Wijaya(2), Ria Armunanto(3), Lisa Tania(4), Iqmal Tahir(5*)

(1) Department of Chemical Education, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, University of Lampung, Bandar Lampung 35145, Indonesia
(2) Austrian-Indonesian Center for Computational Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Sekip Utara, Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia
(3) Austrian-Indonesian Center for Computational Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Sekip Utara, Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia
(4) Department of Chemical Education, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, University of Lampung, Bandar Lampung 35145, Indonesia
(5) Austrian-Indonesian Center for Computational Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Sekip Utara, Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia
(*) Corresponding Author


Determination of effective functional monomer and solvent for R(+)-cathinone imprinted polymer through modeling has been done using density functional theory (DFT) and molecular dynamics (MD) simulation approaches. The selection criteria of the best monomer and solvent are based on the classical potential energy (ΔEMM) from molecular dynamics simulation and confirmed further by quantum potential energy (ΔEDFT) from DFT calculation. The DFT calculation was performed in B3LYP exchange-correlation functional within the 6-31G(d) basis set of function including Polarizable Continuum Model (PCM) solvation effect. From this research, it is obtained that N,N’-methylene bis acrylamide and chloroform are respectively the best candidates for effective functional monomer and solvent, for the synthesis of R(+)-cathinone imprinted polymer.


R(+)-cathinone; molecular imprinted polymer; functional monomer; molecular dynamics; DFT calculation

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