Recent research and development efforts concerning polymeric pseudostationary phases (PSPs) for electrokinetic chromatography are reviewed. The introduction of new materials, characterization of structural effects on performance and selectivity, applications, and the use of polymeric PSPs with mass spectrometric detection are considered. Very interesting results concerning the effects of polymer structure have been reported. Significant developments have also been reported in the development of novel applications of polymeric PSPs, particularly for sample preconcentration using micellar affinity gradient focusing. The use of mass spectrometric detection with electrokinetic chromatography has seen significant development, and recent reports indicate that this is a robust and sensitive approach.
- Electrokinetic chromatography
- Mass spectrometric detection
- Pseudostationary phase