New monolithic capillary columns with well-defined macropores based on poly(styrene- Co -Divinylbenzene)

Joji Hasegawa, Kazuyoshi Kanamori, Norio Ishizuka, Kazuki Nakanishi

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

27 Citations (Scopus)


Macroporous polymer monoliths based on poly(styrene-co-divinylbenzene) with varied styrene/divinylbenzene ratios have been prepared by organotellurium- mediated living radical polymerization. The well-defined cocontinuous macroporous structure can be obtained by polymerization-induced spinodal decomposition, and the pore structures are controlled by adjusting the starting composition. The separation efficiency of small molecules (alkylbenzenes) in the obtained monoliths has been evaluated in the capillary format by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) under the isocratic reversed-phase mode. Baseline separations of these molecules with a low pressure drop (∼2 MPa) have been achieved because of the well-defined macropores and to the less-heterogeneous cross-linked networks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2343-2347
Number of pages5
JournalACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 23 2012
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)

Cite this