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Recent strategies to enhance the performance of polymer monoliths for analytical separations


Maya, F and Paull, B, Recent strategies to enhance the performance of polymer monoliths for analytical separations, Journal of Separation Science, 42, (8) pp. 1564-1576. ISSN 1615-9306 (2019) [Substantial Review]

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DOI: doi:10.1002/jssc.201801126


This review summarizes recent developments made in the incorporation of functional materials into organic polymer monoliths, together with new monolithic forms and formats, which enhance their application as supports and stationary phase materials for sample preparation and chromatographic separations. While polymer monoliths are well-known supports for the separation of large molecules, recent developments have been made to improve their features for the separation of small molecules. The selectivity and performance of organic polymer monoliths has been improved by the incorporation of different materials, such as metal-organic frameworks, covalent organic frameworks, or other types of nanostructured materials (carbon nanohorns, nanodiamonds, polyoxometalates, layered double hydroxides, or attapulgite). The surface area of polymer monoliths has been significantly increased by polymer hypercrosslinking, resulting in increased efficiency when applied to the separation of small molecules. In addition, recent exploration of less conventional supports for casting polymer monoliths, including photonic fibres and 3D printed materials, has opened new avenues for the applications of polymer monoliths in the field of separation science. Recent developments made in these topics are covered, focusing on the strategies followed by the authors to prepare the polymer monoliths and the effect of these modifications on the developed analytical applications.

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Item Type:Substantial Review
Keywords:3D printing, covalent organic frameworks, hypercrosslinking, metal-organic frameworks, polymer monoliths
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:Maya, F (Mr Fernando Maya Alejandro)
UTAS Author:Paull, B (Professor Brett Paull)
ID Code:134570
Year Published:2019
Web of Science® Times Cited:8
Deposited By:Austn Centre for Research in Separation Science
Deposited On:2019-08-20
Last Modified:2019-08-27

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