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author = {Bannock, JH and Phillips, TW and Nightingale, AM and DeMello, JC},
doi = {10.1039/c3ay41251b},
journal = {Analytical Methods},
title = {Microscale separation of immiscible liquids using a porous capillary},
url = {},
year = {2013}

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AB - We describe a simple method for the direct inline separation of two immiscible liquids based on the selective wetting and permeation of a porous polytetrafluoroethylene capillary by one of the liquids. Using water dispersed in fluorous carrier fluid as a test system, quantitative recovery of the water from the carrier fluid is achieved over a wide range of flow conditions, with no contamination by the fluorous component even when present in large (ten-fold) excess. The exiting water stream may be readily redispersed by injecting additional carrier fluid downstream, allowing for repeated switching between the segmented and continuous flow regimes – a critical requirement for multistep chemical processing. The separator is shown to simplify in-line sample analysis by allowing measurements to be carried out quasi-statically without the need for fast instrumentation synchronised to the segmented water flow.
AU - Bannock,JH
AU - Phillips,TW
AU - Nightingale,AM
AU - DeMello,JC
DO - 10.1039/c3ay41251b
PY - 2013///
TI - Microscale separation of immiscible liquids using a porous capillary
T2 - Analytical Methods
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ER -