Monolithic macroporous poly(styrene-co-divinylbenzene) stationary phases have been prepared by free radical polymerization within the confines of 4.6-mm I.D. chromatographic columns. The optimized porous properties allow the mobile phase to flow through these columns at flow-rates of up to 10 ml/min. As opposed to the simultaneously tested columns packed with either silica or synthetic polymer beads, the monoliths exhibit only modest back pressure. The monolithic columns were able to separate mixtures of peptides and proteins in a very short time. Under the optimized conditions, the separation of five proteins can be easily achieved in less than 20 s. Copyright (C) 1999 Elsevier Science B.V.
- Poly(styrene-divinylbenzene) stationary phases
- Stationary phases
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Analytical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry