Complex Mixture of Acids, Bases, Amino Acids, and Neutral Compounds

Primesep 100 separates a mixture of amino acids (tyrosine, phenylalanine), organic acids (benzoic acid, mandelic acid), amines (benzylamine, pyridine), and neutrals (benzonitrile, toluene) in one HPLC run by combining reversed-phase, cation-exchange, and polar interactions. The method is tunable and peak order can be changed significantly by adjusting acetonitrile and trifluoroacetic acid concentrations. The separation method uses a mobile phase mixture of water, acetonitrile (MeCN, ACN) and trifluoracetic acid (TFA) and compatible with UV, mass spec (LC/MS) and evaporative light scattering (ELSD) detection.


Column Primesep 100, 4.6×250 mm, 5 µm, 100A
Mobile Phase MeCN/H2O – 30/70%
Buffer TFA – 0.2
Flow Rate 1.0 ml/min
Detection UV, 210 nm



Class of Compounds
Drug, Acid, Hydrophilic, Ionizable, Vitamin, Supplements, Amino acid
Analyzing Compounds Tyrosine, phenylalanine, Benzoic acid, mandelic acid, Benzylamine, Pyridine, Benzonitrile, Toluene


Application Column

Primesep 100

The Primesep family of mixed-mode columns offers a wide variety of stationary phases, boasting unprecedented selectivity in the separation of a broad array of chemical compounds across multiple applications. Corresponding Primesep guard columns, available with all stationary phases, do not require holders. SIELC provides a method development service available to all customers. Inquire about our specially-tailored custom LC-phases for specific separations.

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Application Analytes:
Amino Acids
Benzoic Acid
Mandelic Acid
Organic Acids

Application Detection:
UV Detection
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