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PEO-based brush-type amphiphilic macro-RAFT agents and their assembled polyHIPE monolithic structures for applications in separation science


Khodabandeh, A and Arrua, RD and Mansour, FR and Thickett, SC and Hilder, EF, PEO-based brush-type amphiphilic macro-RAFT agents and their assembled polyHIPE monolithic structures for applications in separation science, Scientific Reports, 7 Article 7847. ISSN 2045-2322 (2017) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1038/s41598-017-08423-x


Polymerized High Internal Phase Emulsions (PolyHIPEs) were prepared using emulsion-templating, stabilized by an amphiphilic diblock copolymer prepared by reversible addition fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization. The diblock copolymer consisted of a hydrophilic poly(ethylene glycol) methyl ether acrylate (PEO MA, average Mn 480) segment and a hydrophobic styrene segment, with a trithiocarbonate end-group. These diblock copolymers were the sole emulsifiers used in stabilizing "inverse" (oil-in-water) high internal phase emulsion templates, which upon polymerization resulted in a polyHIPE exhibiting a highly interconnected monolithic structure. The polyHIPEs were characterized by FTIR spectroscopy, BET surface area measurements, SEM, SEM-EDX, and TGA. These materials were subsequently investigated as stationary phase for high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) via in situ polymerization in a capillary format as a ‘column housing’. Initial separation assessments in reversed-phase (RP) and hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatographic (HILIC) modes have shown that these polyHIPEs are decorated with different microenvironments amongst the voids or domains of the monolithic structure. Chromatographic results suggested the existence of RP/HILIC mixed mode with promising performance for the separation of small molecules.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:high internal phase emulsion, polyHIPE, monolith, separation science, RAFT polymerization
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:Khodabandeh, A (Mr Aminreza Khodabandeh)
UTAS Author:Mansour, FR (Dr Fotouh Mansour)
UTAS Author:Thickett, SC (Associate Professor Stuart Thickett)
ID Code:120161
Year Published:2017
Web of Science® Times Cited:27
Deposited By:Austn Centre for Research in Separation Science
Deposited On:2017-08-11
Last Modified:2022-08-25
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