Control of Cation Exchange Properties by pH of Primesep C Column

Primesep C demonstrates the control of ion-exchange properties of Primesep columns. The peak order of caffeine and benzylamine in a mixture of caffeine, benzylamine, and phenol reverses when the mobile phase modifier is changed from ammonium acetate to trifluoroacetic acid. Control of the separation is possible even with mass spec (LC/MS) compatible mobile phases of water, acetonitrile (MeCN, ACN) and ammonium acetate or trifluoroacetic acid (TFA).

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Primesep C

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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