ANA-MIHAELA (FLOREA) GAVRILA, TANTA-VERONA IORDACHE, TEODOR SANDU, ANAMARIA ZAHARIA, ANITA-LAURA RADU, CATHERINE BRANGER, HUGUES BRISSET, ELENA-BIANCA STOICA, STELUTA APOSTOL, ANDREI SARBU MOLECULARLY IMPRINTED POLYMER PEARLS OBTAINED BY PHASE INVERSION FOR THE SELECTIVE RECOGNITION OF HYPERICIN A facile and inexpensive approach was established to prepare spherical molecularly imprinted polymers with hypericin (H-MIPs) via the wet-phase inversion method. The H-MIPs were characterized by infrared spectroscopy and thermogravimetric analysis. High-performance liquid chromatography combined with UV–Visible spectroscopy were used to assess the efficiency of the extraction procedure and, furthermore, to investigate the recognition properties of the H-MIPs. Obtaining an imprinting factor of 3.38 for hypericin strongly indicated a successful formation of molecularly imprinted cavities onto the H-MIPs. A fair selectivity towards hypericin was tested in comparison to the interfering molecule pseudohypericin.