Polymer based adsorbents

Synthetic crosslinked organic polymers were introduced as HPLC packings about a decade later than silica. Those packings were found beneficial mainly for size-exclusion chromatography and ion-exchange chromatography. In normal- or reversed-phase HPLC polymer beads have very limited applications.

More specific discussion of the polymer packings are given in size-exclusion and ion-exchange chapters correspondingly.