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Application of C18 monolithic silica capillary columns in HPLC coupled to ion trap mass spectrometry detection was studied for probing the metabolome of the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. It could be shown that the use of a long capillary column is an easy and effective approach to reduce ionization suppression by enhanced chromatographic resolution.(More)
Monolithic silica capillary columns for HPLC were prepared from tetramethoxysilane to have smaller sized domains and increased phase ratios as compared to previous materials, and their performance was evaluated. The monolithic silica columns possessed an external porosity of 0.65-0.76 and a total porosity of 0.92-0.95 and showed considerably higher(More)
Reduction of through-pore size and skeleton size of a monolithic silica column was attempted to provide high separation efficiency in a short time. Monolithic silica columns were prepared to have various sizes of skeletons (approximately 1-2 microm) and through-pores (approximately 2-8 microm) in a fused-silica capillary (50-200 microm I.D.). The columns(More)
An ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer (EVOH) was treated with a silane coupling agent and calcium silicate solutions, and then soaked in a simulated body fluid (SBF) with ion concentrations approximately equal to those of human blood plasma. A smooth and uniform bonelike apatite layer was successfully formed on both the EVOH plate and the EVOH-knitted fibers(More)
Studies on the structural and chromatographic properties of monolithic silica columns were reviewed. Monolithic silica columns prepared from tetraalkoxysilane by a sol-gel method showed high efficiency and high permeability on the basis of the small-sized silica skeletons, large-sized through-pores, and resulting through-pore size/skeleton size ratios much(More)
MDR1 is clinically important because it is involved in multidrug resistance of cancer cells and affects the pharmacokinetics of various drugs. Because MDR1 harnesses adenosine 5'-triphosphate (ATP) hydrolysis for transporting drugs, examining the effect on ATPase activity is imperative for understanding the interactions between drugs and MDR1. However,(More)
Inspired by homogeneous borane catalysts that promote Si-H bond activation, we herein describe an innovative method for surface modification of silica using hydrosilanes as the modification precursor and tris(pentafluorophenyl)borane (B(C6F5)3) as the catalyst. Since the surface modification reaction between surface silanol and hydrosilane is(More)
Preparation methods of monolithic silica columns for HPLC including the surface modification were reviewed. Chemical modification methods recently reported to obtain stationary phases for reversed-phase (RP), chiral, ion-exchange, and hydrophilic interaction chromatography (HILIC) separations were discussed. Recent results related to preparation methods of(More)
A number of research groups have been studying the preparation of hydrophobic and oleophobic surfaces, both for pure scientific interest and industrial applications. These studies are drawing increasing attention because of the growing demands for applications such as anti-fingerprint touch panels on electronic devices and solar panels that can prevent(More)