New insights into perfluorinated adsorbents for analytical and bioanalytical applications

Nicola Marchetti, Roberta Guzzinati, Martina Catani, Alessandro Massi, Luisa Pasti, Alberto Cavazzini

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Perfluorinated (F-) adsorbents are generally prepared by bonding perfluoro-functionalized silanes to silica gels. They have been employed for a long time essentially as media for solid-phase extraction of F-molecules or F-tagged molecules in organic chemistry and heterogeneous catalysis. More recently, this approach has been extended to proteomics and metabolomics. Owing to their unique physicochemical properties, namely fluorophilicity and proteinophilicity, and a better understanding of some fundamental aspects of their behavior, new applications of F-adsorbents in the field of environmental science and bio-affinity studies can be envisaged. In this article, we revisit the most important features of F-adsorbents by focusing, in particular, on some basic information that has been recently obtained through (nonlinear) chromatographic studies. Finally, we try to envisage new applications and possibilities that F-adsorbents will allow in the near future. # Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17 - 21
Number of pages5
JournalAnalytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry

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