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Calibration of ultrafiltration membranes against size exclusion chromatography columns

Aimar, Pierre and Meireles, Martine Calibration of ultrafiltration membranes against size exclusion chromatography columns. (2010) Journal of Membrane Science, vol. 346 (n° 2). pp. 233-239. ISSN 0376-7388

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/J.MEMSCI.2009.09.018

Abstract

Using the extension of the concept of universal calibration parameter, yielding a relation between the hydrodynamic volume of molecules and the elution volume in sizeexclusionchromatography (SEC), to retention coefficients in ultrafiltration (UF), we propose a direct calibration of UF membranes against chromatography columns. Plotting the retention coefficient by one given UF membrane of a series of probe molecules versus their elution volume in SEC chromatography provides a calibration curve for this membrane. For a wide range of retentions, such calibration can be directly used to predict the retention of any molecule: one only needs to measure its exclusion volume by the SEC column, and read the retention by the calibrated membrane on the calibration curves. The method has been tested with dextran and PEG for the calibration, and milk proteins as test molecules, for three different membranes. The predicted values of the retention are in rather good agreement with those experimentally measured in a UF cell.

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Additional Information:Thanks to Elsevier editor. The definitive version is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com The original PDF of the article can be found at : http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0376738809006747
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT
Université de Toulouse > Université Paul Sabatier-Toulouse III - UPS
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Laboratoire de Génie Chimique - LGC (Toulouse, France) - Génie des Interfaces & Milieux Divisés (GIMD)
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Deposited By: Audrey LEFEVRE

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