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Materials 2009, 2(4), 2429-2466;

Macroporous Monolithic Polymers: Preparation and Applications

Haya de la Torre y Medina Allende, Edificio de Ciencias II, Departamento de Química Orgánica, Facultad de Ciencias Químicas, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Ciudad Universitaria (5000) Córdoba, Argentina
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Received: 9 November 2009 / Revised: 8 December 2009 / Accepted: 14 December 2009 / Published: 18 December 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Porous Materials)
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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. View Full-Text
Keywords: macroporous monoliths; macroporous polymers; chemical modification 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.

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