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Which of the following is used as an ion-exchanger resin?

(a) ethanol

(b) cellulose

(c) starch

(d) collagen

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The correct choice is (b) cellulose

Easiest explanation: Ion-exchange chromatography uses ionic bonding of proteins to an inert matrix material such as cellulose. Two types of cellulose resins commonly used are diethyl-aminoethyl (DEAE) cellulose and carboxymethyl (CM) cellulose.

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