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The retention characteristics of a novel phenyl analytical scale first generation monolith


Soliven, A and Dennis, GR and Hilder, EF and Shalliker, RA, The retention characteristics of a novel phenyl analytical scale first generation monolith, Journal of Liquid Chromatography and Related Technologies, 38, (7) pp. 781-788. ISSN 1082-6076 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/10826076.2014.968665


As of yet the commercial options of analytical scale silica monoliths are still limited to: silica, C8 and C18. Hence this study highlights the advantages of a novel phenyl first generation analytical scale silica monolith to overcome the limited selectivity, and provide a column capable of Π–Π interactions and high-throughput/low backpressure (<400 bar) separations.

The retention characteristics of both non-endcapped and endcapped surfaces were chromatographically studied via: the height equivalent to a theoretical plate (HETP) curves to compare the efficiency as a function of linear velocity; the Tanaka test to compare six surface properties (hydrophobicity, steric selectivity, hydrogen bonding capacity, amount of alkyl chains, and ion exchange sites under acidic and basic conditions); the linear solvent strength (LSS) model to illustrate the methylene and phenyl selectivity. Additionally, the stability testing of both surfaces, throughout the chromatographic testing, demonstrates no degradation of the surface or column bed.

HETP curves improved after endcapping, further more, the Tanaka test's hydrogen bonding value also reduced by 35%, indicating the minimization of the residual silanol groups. The LSS model showed excellent linearity for both surfaces (R2 > 0.991), and the phenyl endcapped monolith had comparable aromatic selectivity to a phenyl particle packed column.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:endcapping, first generation monolith, modified monolith, phenyl monolith, phenyl selectivity, silica monolith
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Analytical chemistry
Research Field:Separation science
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences
UTAS Author:Hilder, EF (Professor Emily Hilder)
ID Code:108674
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Austn Centre for Research in Separation Science
Deposited On:2016-05-02
Last Modified:2017-10-30

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