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Porogens and porogen selection in the preparation of porous polymer monoliths


Mansour, FR and Waheed, S and Paull, B and Maya, F, Porogens and porogen selection in the preparation of porous polymer monoliths, Journal of Separation Science, 43, (1) pp. 56-69. ISSN 1615-9306 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1002/jssc.201900876


Porogens are key components required for the preparation of porous polymer monoliths for application in separation science. Porogens determine the stability, selectivity, and permeability of polymer monoliths. This review summarizes the role of porogens in the preparation of porous polymer monoliths with a focus on clear understanding of effect of porogens on morphological properties, porosity, surface area, mechanical stability, and permeability of monoliths, particularly targeting the field of separation science. This review also includes the use of different types of porogens with the focus on various approaches used to set criteria for their systematic selection, including porogen-free techniques recently used for synthesis of porous monoliths. It discusses the current state-of-the-art applications of porogens in column preparation as well as where the future developments in this field may be directed.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:, porogens, polymer monoliths, porogen optimization, porogen selectionpolymer monoliths, chromatography
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:Waheed, S (Ms Sidra Waheed)
UTAS Author:Paull, B (Professor Brett Paull)
UTAS Author:Maya, F (Mr Fernando Maya Alejandro)
ID Code:137348
Year Published:2020
Web of Science® Times Cited:23
Deposited By:Chemistry
Deposited On:2020-02-11
Last Modified:2022-08-22

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