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Methods and Materials for Determination of Distribution Coefficients for Separation Materials

United States Patent Application

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Methods and materials for determining the affinity of separation materials for targeted species are described. A composite separation medium is described that combines a separation material such as an ion exchange material or a sorbent with an SERS substrate. Methods and materials can be utilized to determine the distribution coefficient of a species for a separation material after running a single separation protocol followed by examination of the separation material of the protocol according to SERS. Disclosed methods can be utilized to determine the affinity of existing separation materials for targeted species as well as to determine the affinity of newly engineered separation materials to characterize species.
Fondeur, Fernando F. (N. Augusta, SC), Murph, Simona H. (N. Augusta, SC), Taylor-Pashow, Kathryn L. (Aiken, SC), Hobbs, David T. (N. Augusta, SC)
14/ 930,966
November 3, 2015
FEDERAL RESEARCH STATEMENT [0001] This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC09-08SR22470 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.