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Macroporous monolithic supports for affinity chromatography


Arrua, RD and Alvarez Igarzabal, CI, Macroporous monolithic supports for affinity chromatography, Journal of Separation Science, 34, (16-17) pp. 1974-1987. ISSN 1615-9306 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1002/jssc.201100197


In the early 1990s, three research groups simultaneously developed continuous macroporous rod-shaped polymeric systems to eliminate the problem of flow through the interparticle spaces generally presented by the chromatography columns that use particles as filler. The great advantage of those materials, forming a continuous phase rod, is to increase the mass transfer by convective transport, as the mobile phase is forced to go through all means of separation, in contrast to particulate media where the mobile phase flows through the interparticle spaces. Due to their special characteristics, the monolithic polymers are used as base-supports in different separation techniques, those chromatographic processes being the most important and, to a greater extent, those involving the separation of biomolecules as in the case of affinity chromatography. This mini-review reports the contributions of several groups to the development of macroporous monoliths and their modification by immobilization of specific ligands on the products for their application in affinity chromatography.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:affinity chromatography, macroporous materials, monolithic supports
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:Arrua, RD (Dr Dario Arrua)
ID Code:91071
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:32
Deposited By:Austn Centre for Research in Separation Science
Deposited On:2014-05-07
Last Modified:2014-06-10

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