Materials 2009, 2(4), 2429-2466; doi:10.3390/ma2042429
Review

Macroporous Monolithic Polymers: Preparation and Applications

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Received: 9 November 2009; in revised form: 8 December 2009 / Accepted: 14 December 2009 / Published: 18 December 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Porous Materials)
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Abstract: In the last years, macroporous monolithic materials have been introduced as a new and useful generation of polymers used in different fields. These polymers may be prepared in a simple way from a homogenous mixture into a mold and contain large interconnected pores or channels allowing for high flow rates at moderate pressures. Due to their porous characteristics, they could be used in different processes, such as stationary phases for different types of chromatography, high-throughput bioreactors and in microfluidic chip applications. This review reports the contributions of several groups working in the preparation of different macroporous monoliths and their modification by immobilization of specific ligands on the products for specific purposes.
Keywords: macroporous monoliths; macroporous polymers; chemical modification
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Arrua, R.D.; Strumia, M.C.; Alvarez Igarzabal, C.I. Macroporous Monolithic Polymers: Preparation and Applications. Materials 2009, 2, 2429-2466.

AMA Style

Arrua RD, Strumia MC, Alvarez Igarzabal CI. Macroporous Monolithic Polymers: Preparation and Applications. Materials. 2009; 2(4):2429-2466.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Arrua, Ruben Dario; Strumia, Miriam Cristina; Alvarez Igarzabal, Cecilia Inés. 2009. "Macroporous Monolithic Polymers: Preparation and Applications." Materials 2, no. 4: 2429-2466.


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