Investigating chromatographic interactions in porous pigment coatings between inkjettable polyelectrolytes and model colorant solutions

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A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä
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2019-10-20
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en
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13
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Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, Volume 579
Abstract
Printed, self-contained sensor designs based on capillary transport and microfluidic principles form a major part of current research in printed functionality. Previous work into such designs has mainly focused on cellulosic papers as base substrates. In this study, novel findings are presented employing alternative custom-designed functional pigment coated substrates, locally functionalised by inkjet printed polyelectrolytes, to separate or transport anionic or cationic molecules by surface chemistry tailoring. Both anionised and cationised coatings are tested and found to transport similarly charged model colorants successfully, while separating those of opposite charge, with the extent of separation depending on colorant concentration. Furthermore, surface chemistry reversal by cationic (polyethyleneimine, polyDADMAC) and anionic (carboxymethyl cellulose) polyelectrolyte inks is demonstrated as a complementary method for analyte separation or concentration. However, the deposition of the polyelectrolyte ink itself was found to affect the cationised coating by solubilising and re-depositing coating components, while the printed polyethyleneimine was found to be partially dissolved and transported by water elution, suggesting limited adsorption under tested conditions.
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Chromatographic separation, Functional coating, Functional printing, Inkjet printing, Polyelectrolyte
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Koivunen , R , Jutila , E , Bollström , R & Gane , P 2019 , ' Investigating chromatographic interactions in porous pigment coatings between inkjettable polyelectrolytes and model colorant solutions ' , Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects , vol. 579 , 123676 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colsurfa.2019.123676