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Inorganic monoliths in separation science: A review


Walsh, Z and Paull, B and Macka, M, Inorganic monoliths in separation science: A review, Analytica Chimica Acta, 750 pp. 28-47. ISSN 0003-2670 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2012 Elsevier B.V.

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.aca.2012.04.029


The practical application of rigid, macro-porous organic polymer and silica based monolithic stationary phases as separation media has been described in the literature since 1992 and 1996, respectively. Today these materials are extensively used in chromatography and electrochromatography and several detailed reviews appear annually describing these materials, their synthesis and application. To compliment these publications, this review focuses upon the less commonly utilised materials for monolith synthesis, both those that have already been applied within separation science, and those that have found applications elsewhere, such as catalysis and water filtration, but have the clear potential to be explored as novel stationary phases in the near future. For the purpose of the review monoliths formed from these various alternative materials will be termed 'Exotic Monoliths', as these new substrates in many cases have only just begun to be explored for chromatographic separations, and in many instances have unusual and highly selective surface chemistries, which are attractive in terms of broadening the choice of monolithic materials for separation science. An extensive range of monolithic materials based on the following elements and their compounds (mostly oxides) are covered: Zr, Ti, Al, Hf, C, Au, Ag, Ce, Ge and hydroxyapatite, together with their relevant properties, methods of synthesis, and current and potential applications in separation science.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:monoliths, monolithic stationary phases, inorganic materials, separation science, 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:Paull, B (Professor Brett Paull)
UTAS Author:Macka, M (Professor Mirek Macka)
ID Code:81069
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:50
Deposited By:Austn Centre for Research in Separation Science
Deposited On:2012-11-22
Last Modified:2017-11-03

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