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Preparation and evaluation of open-tubular capillary columns modified with metal-organic framework incorporated polymeric porous layer for liquid chromatography

Zhu, Manman, Zhang, Lingyi, Chu, Zhanying, Wang, Shulei, Chen, Kai, Zhang, Weibing, Liu, Fan
Talanta 2018 v.184 pp. 29-34
ammonium hydroxide, bovine serum albumin, coatings, coordination polymers, copolymerization, liquid chromatography, liquids, trypsin, vancomycin, xylene, zinc, zwitterions
An open tubular capillary liquid phase chromatographic column (1 m × 25 µm i.d.× 375 µm o.d.) was prepared by incorporating metal organic framework particles modified with vancomycin directly into zwitterionic polymer coating synthesized by the copolymerization of [2-(methacryloyloxy)ethyl]dimethyl-(3-sulfopropyl) ammonium hydroxide and N,N'-methylenebisacrylamide. The incorporation of IRMOF-3 (isoreticular metal organic framework-3) particles improved selectivity of zwitterionic polymer coating with absolute column efficiency reaching 79900 plates for p-xylene. Besides strong hydrophilic interaction, the separation of neutral, basic, and acidic compounds demonstrates that π-π stacking interaction and the coordination effect of unsaturated Zn2+ of MOF also contribute to separation of various analytes. The RSD values (run-to-run, day-to-day, column-to-column, n = 3) of retention time of neutral compounds were less than 0.71%, 0.69% and 3.08% respectively, suggesting good repeatability. In addition, the column was applied to the analysis of the trypsin digest of bovine serum albumin, revealing the potential in separating biological samples.