TITLE

Fast preparation of polystyrene-based monolith using microwave irradiation for micro-column separation

AUTHOR(S)
Yu-Ping Zhang; Wei Li; Xue-Jin Wang; Ling-Bo Qu; Gong-Ling Zhao; Yi-Xin Zhang
PUB. DATE
May 2009
SOURCE
Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry;May2009, Vol. 394 Issue 2, p617
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The conventional analytical HPLC was successfully developed for micro-column separation by using a simple eluate splitting system, a self-preparation of monolithic column and an on-capillary column detector in our laboratory. A typical polystyrene-based monolith was quickly prepared inside the fused-silica capillary, which in situ polymerization was carried out in 10 min by microwave irradiation. The reactant solution consisted of styrene (ST) as a functional monomer, divinylbenzene (DVB) as a cross-linking agent, toluene and isooctane as porogenic solvents, and azobisisobutyronitrile (AIBN) as an initiator. The monolith was proved to form in the center of the capillary and adhered to the column inner wall by the scanning electron micrograph. Its chromatographic behaviors were evaluated in detail by varying the flow rate and percentage of mobile phases, and under the optimal condition, baseline separation of the model analytes including thiourea, benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene was obtained with a highest theoretical plate number near 11,290 N/m by the developed capillary HPLC. Furthermore, the stability and porosity of the prepared monolith were systematically investigated by a simple flow method. [Figure not available: see fulltext.]
ACCESSION #
37922835

 

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