Institute of Functional Interfaces

Magnetic microparticles@UiO-67 core-shell composites as a novel stationary phase for high performance liquid chromatography

  • chair:

    Qin, W. / Silvestre, M. / Franzreb, M. (2014)

  • place:

    Applied Mechanics and Materials 703 (2014), 73-76

  • Date: 2014
  • Qin, W. / Silvestre, M. / Franzreb, M. (2014): „Magnetic microparticles@UiO-67 core-shell composites as a novel stationary phase for high performance liquid chromatography“. In: Applied Mechanics and Materials 703 (2014), 73-76

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Metal-organic framework UiO-67 was explored as a novel stationary phase for high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). UiO-67 was, for the first time, homogeneously coated on carboxyl functionalized magnetic silica microparticles at low temperature (45 °C) by using a recently introduced liquid phase epitaxy (LPE) process.

HPLC runs using the synthesized core-shell microparticles as stationary phase showed baseline separation for three phenol derivatives, applying gradient elution using acetonitrile and water as mobile phase. It also showed that UiO-67 has the largest affinity for 2,6-dichlorophenol among the phenol derivatives tested.

The comparison of core-shell microparticles with 20 and 55 layers, respectively, of UiO-67 grown on the magnetic silica core proof that the UiO-67 shell determines separation behavior.

Therefore, the use of UiO-67 core-shell microparticles as a stationary phase combines the advantages of a thin, homogenous MOF shell showing fast kinetics and good separation efficiency with the advantages of spherical silica microparticle cores offering high mechanical robustness and moderate pressure drop.