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Incorporation of zeolitic imidazolate framework (ZIF-8)-derived nanoporous carbons in methacrylate polymeric monoliths for capillary electrochromatography


Carrasco-Correa, EJ and Martinez-Vilata, A and Herrero-Martinez, J and Parra, JB and Maya, F and Cerda, V and Cabello, CP and Palomino, GT and Svec, F, Incorporation of zeolitic imidazolate framework (ZIF-8)-derived nanoporous carbons in methacrylate polymeric monoliths for capillary electrochromatography, Talanta, 164 pp. 348-354. ISSN 0039-9140 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.talanta.2016.11.027


A series of metal organic frameworks-derived nanoporous carbons originating from zeolitic imidazolate framework-8 (ZIF-8) crystals as precursors have been prepared via varying the preparation conditions. The ZIF-8-derived carbons were subsequently admixed in the methacrylate monomers containing polymerization mixtures and polymerized to obtain monolithic columns for capillary electrochromatography (CEC). The effect of particle size and content of the ZIF-8-derived carbon materials in the polymerization mixture on the performance of the hybrid monolithic columns was investigated in detail. The resulting composites were characterized using scanning electron microscopy. Using short time UV-initiated polymerization, monolithic beds with homogenously dispersed ZIF-8-derived carbons were obtained. The chromatographic performance of these composites was demonstrated with separations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs as test solutes. The incorporation of the ZIF-8-derived carbons into the organic polymer monoliths led to an increase in the retention of all the analytes compared to the parent monolith. Finally, the hybrid monolithic columns exhibited satisfactory run-to-run and batch-to-batch reproducibility.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:polymer monoliths, porous carbons, metal-organic frameworks, zeolitic imidazolate frameworks, nanoporous carbons, organic polymer monoliths, UV initiation, capillary electrochromatography
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)
ID Code:127831
Year Published:2017
Web of Science® Times Cited:31
Deposited By:Chemistry
Deposited On:2018-08-19
Last Modified:2018-09-11

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