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Fabrication of porous polymer monoliths in polymeric microfluidic chips as an electrospray emitter for direct coupling to mass spectrometry.

Coupling of polymeric microfluidic devices to mass spectrometry is reported using porous polymer monoliths (PPM) as nanoelectrospray emitters. Lauryl acrylate-co-ethylene dimethacrylate porous polymer monolith was photopatterned for 5 mm at the end of the channel of microfluidic devices fabricated from three different polymeric substrate materials, including the following: poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS), poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA), and cyclic olefin copolymer (COC). Spraying directly from the end of the chip removes any dead volume associated with inserted emitters or transfer lines, and the presence of multiple pathways in the PPM prevents the clogging of the channels, which is a common problem in conventional nanospray emitters. Spraying from a microfluidic channel having a PPM emitter produced a substantial increase in TIC stability and increased sensitivity by as much as 70x compared to spraying from an open end chip with no PPM. The performance of PPM emitter in COC, PMMA, and PDMS chips was compared in terms of stability and reproducibility of the electrospray. COC chips showed the highest reproducibility in terms of chip-to-chip performance, which can be attributed to the ease and reproducibility of the PPM formation due to the favorable optical and chemical properties of COC. We have further tested the performance of the COC chips by constant infusion of poly(propylene glycol) solution at organic content ranging from 10 to 90% methanol and at flow rates ranging from 50 to 1000 nL/min, showing optimum spraying conditions (RSD < 5%) at 50-70% organic content and at flow rates from 100 to 500 nL/min. The PPM sprayer was also used for protein preconcentration and desalting prior to mass spectrometric detection, and results were comparable with a chip spraying from an electrospray tip.[1]


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