HPLC Separation of Mixture of Paraquat and Diquat


Paraquat and diquat are two of most widely used herbicides in the world. Both compounds are toxic for humans and animals. Presence of paraquat and diquat in water is regulated by EPA. Paraquat and diquat have two quaternary amines, making them very polar molecules. Paraquat and diquat also have similar formula. Due to low hydrophobicity and highly basic properties, they show limited retention on reversed-phase columns and produce very poor peak shape due to the residual silanol interactions. Primesep AB and Obelisc R column retain and separate these two compounds with perfect peak shape.

Application Column

Obelisc R

SIELC has developed the mixed-mode Obelisc™ columns to be the first commercially available columns with Liquid Separation Cell technology (LiSC™). This cost effective duo can replace multiple HPLC columns such as 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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Primesep AB

The Primesep family of mixed-mode columns offer a wide variety of stationary phases with an unprecedented selectivity in the separation of a broad array of chemical compounds and in multiple applications. Corresponding Primesep guard columns are available with all stationary phases and do not require holders. SIELC offers a method development service which is available for all customers. Ask about our special custom LC-phases tailored for specific separations.

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Primesep A

The Primesep family of mixed-mode columns offer a wide variety of stationary phases with an unprecedented selectivity in the separation of a broad array of chemical compounds and in multiple applications. Corresponding Primesep guard columns are available with all stationary phases and do not require holders. SIELC offers a method development service which is available for all customers. Ask about our special custom LC-phases tailored for specific separations.

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Application Analytes:
Diquat
Paraquat

Application Detection:
UV 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.