HILIC HPLC Separation of Polyethylene Glycol (PEG)

Polyethylene glycol (PEG)  has low toxicity and is used in a variety of products (creams, laxatives, lubricants). When attached to various protein medications, polyethylene glycol allows a slowed clearance of the carried protein from the blood. This makes for a longer acting medicinal effect, reduces toxicity, and allows longer dosing intervals. HILIC separation of polyethylene glycol can be used to determine polyethylene glycol content in various formulations using ELSD, RI detection, or LC/MS detection. HPLC separation of oligomers can be achieved by changing amount of acetonitrile or buffer pH.

Application Column

Obelisc N

SIELC has developed the Obelisc™ columns, which are mixed-mode and utilize Liquid Separation Cell technology (LiSC™). These cost-effective columns are the first of their kind to be commercially available and can replace multiple HPLC columns, including reversed-phase (RP), AQ-type reversed-phase, polar-embedded group RP columns, normal-phase, cation-exchange, anion-exchange, ion-exclusion, and HILIC (Hydrophilic Interaction Liquid Chromatography) columns. By controlling just three orthogonal method parameters - buffer concentration, buffer pH, and organic modifier concentration - users can adjust the column properties with pinpoint precision to separate complex mixtures.

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Application Analytes:
Polyethylene Glycol

Application Detection:
ELSD Detection
SIELC Technologies usually develops more than one method for each compound. Therefore, this particular method may not be the best available method from our portfolio for your specific application. Before you decide to implement this method in your research, please send us an email to research@sielc.com so we can ensure you get optimal results for your compound/s of interest.