Chiral stationary phases (CSPs) have always been research hotspot in enantiomer separation. Currently, most of the CSPs are based on silica platform. In this research, monodisperse, porous glycidyl methacrylate-divinylbenzene copolymer particles (poly(GMA-DVB)) were designed and prepared. Then the GMA was further reacted with ethylenediamine to introduce amino groups onto the polymer, which provide anchoring sites for cellulose derivatives. Herein, Cellulose-tris (3,5-dimethylphenylcarbamate) (CDMPC) was successfully coated onto the polymer microspheres, achieving a stable and successful CSP. The porous structure and the surface moieties of the CSPs were studied in detail. The chromatographic separation was optimized. Hexaconazole,methyl DL-mandelate,benzoin and tebuconazole have been successfully separated on the CSP column, with column efficiency as high as 10,200 plates/m, which is comparable with some silica-based CSPs. The research has indicated that the poly(GMA-DVB) is a promising candidate for constructing CSPs for chiral separation.
Keywords: Coated-type chiral stationary phase Enantioseparation Poly(GMA-DVB) Porous polymer microspheres