A New Stationary Phase for Hydrophilic Interaction Chromatography: Polyacrylate-Based Hydrophilic, Monosized-Porous Beads with Zwitterionic Molecular Brushes

Çelebi B., Özen B., Kip C., Tuncel A.

CHROMATOGRAPHIA, vol.77, pp.1511-1520, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 77
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10337-014-2754-1
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1511-1520
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Hydrophilic, polyacrylate-based, monosized-porous beads with zwitterionic molecular brushes were synthesized as a new stationary medium for hydrophilic interaction chromatography. Monosized-porous poly(glycerol-1,3-diglycerolate diacrylate-co-glycerol dimethacrylate), poly(GDGDA-co-GDMA), beads 5 mu m in size were obtained by a staged-shape template polymerization. As an initiator for surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization (SI-ATRP), bromine functionality was obtained on the beads by reacting their hydroxyl groups with 3-(aminopropyl)triethoxysilane and alpha-bromoisobutyryl bromide, respectively. Zwitterionic molecular brushes on the hydrophilic poly(GDGDA-co-GDMA) beads were generated by SI-ATRP of a sulfobetaine monomer, [2-(methacryloyloxy)ethyl]dimethyl-(3-sulfopropyl) ammonium hydroxide (MESH). Poly(MESH)-grafted poly(GDGDA-co-GDMA), poly(MESH)g-poly(GDGDAco-GDMA), beads were slurry packed into the microbore columns with 2 mm i.d. and evaluated as stationary medium for the separation of organic acids, nucleosides and peptides using microbore columns in hydrophilic interaction chromatography with the plate numbers up to 30,000 plates m(-1).