Metal-organic frameworks as stationary phases for mixed-mode separation applications.

Chemical communications (Cambridge, England)

PubMedID: 24577745

Hawes CS, Nolvachai Y, Kulsing C, Knowles GP, Chaffee AL, Marriott PJ, Batten SR, Turner DR. Metal-organic frameworks as stationary phases for mixed-mode separation applications. Chem Commun (Camb). 2014;.
Polymorphic metal-organic framework (MOF) materials offer a platform for small-scale separation of complex mixtures of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and polar compounds. Retention factors show dependence on both analyte dimensions and polarity, suggesting mixed-mode separation, allowing complete resolution of some analytes from multi-component mixtures.