Novel monolithic materials using poly(ethylene glycol) as porogen for protein separation
2006 (English)In: Polymer, ISSN 0032-3861, E-ISSN 1873-2291, Vol. 47, no 8, 2603-2611 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Several recipes are described for the preparation of porous polymeric monoliths in the capillary format, using poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) as porogen as well as constituent in the monomer mixture. Acrylic or methacrylic monomers with a variety of terminal groups, with and without ethylene glycol links of differing lengths in the side chains, have been used in combination with triethylene glycol dimethacrylate (TEGDMA) and trimethylol-propane trimethacrylate (TRIM) as cross-linkers. PEGs of 4–20 kDa molecular weight dissolved in 2-methoxy-ethanol were used as porogens to yield large, biocompatible pores. A number of common solvents have been used as co-porogens for the PEGs, and the surface areas, median pore diameters, and back pressures of the resulting monoliths have been correlated with a number of molecular descriptors by means of chemometrics to describe the results. Photopolymerizations induced by either continuous or pulsed UV light were furthermore compared. Pore size distribution and surface area characterization have been assessed by nitrogen adsorption–desorption and mercury intrusion porosimetry, and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) was used to evaluate the differences in macroporous morphology obtained with the different porogen solutions. Mixtures selected from screening syntheses carried out in vials have been implemented in 100 μm fused silica capillaries and the back pressures measured and cross-validated with the pore information. Some of these capillary columns were finally tested for the separation of proteins using micro-HPLC.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Guildford, Surrey: Butterworth , 2006. Vol. 47, no 8, 2603-2611 p.
Monolith capillary columns for liquid chromatography, Poly(ethylene glycol), Protein separation
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-5523DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2006.01.096OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-5523DiVA: diva2:145062