Chromatographic Interactions between Proteins and Sulfoalkylbetaine-Based Zwitterionic Copolymers in Fully Aqueous Low-Salt Buffers
2001 (English)In: Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 73, no 3, 444-52 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Macroporous monoliths containing N,N-dimethyl-N-methacryloyloxyethyl-N-(3-sulfopropyl)ammonium betaine (SPE) have been synthesized via in situ photopolymerization, yielding a stoichiometric balance between sulfur and nitrogen in the final polymer, which is indicative of a genuine strong/strong zwitterionic character. The chromatographic properties of these zwitterionic resins were evaluated with respect to the retention behavior of inorganic ions and proteins. The weak electrostatic nature of the interaction between the sulfobetaine monoliths and proteins provided a high selectivity between basic proteins and peptides. Elution was accomplished with low-ionic-strength fully aqueous mobile phases, whereby high recovery was obtained, even for hydrophobic proteins. Chaotropic ions such as perchlorate or thiocyanate were used as mobile phase modifiers to modulate the apparent ion exchange group density, thus introducing a route for the modulation of the ionic strength that is required to competitively elute the protein. The promising features of polymeric sulfoalkylbetaine interaction layers for separation and analysis of biological extracts was also manifested in an application involving purification of biologically active peptide-pheromone obtained from Enterococcus faecium.
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2001. Vol. 73, no 3, 444-52 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-8552DOI: doi:10.1021/ac000618rOAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-8552DiVA: diva2:148223