Improved Peak Shape of a Basic Compound on Primesep B2 Column

Primesep B2 shows superior efficiency, symmetry, and peak shape for a hydrophilic basic compound compared to two leading reversed-phase C18 columns. Primesep B2 contains an embedded basic functional group that shields the underlying silica by ionic repulsion with the analyte. On reversed-phase columns exposed active silanols provide unintended polar interactions with basic analytes that lead to tailing. The HPLC separation uses a simple mobile phase of water, acetonitrile (MeCN, ACN) and trifluoracetic acid (TFA) with UV detection at 250 nm.


Column Primesep B2, 4.6×150 mm, 5 µm, 100A
Mobile Phase MeCN/H2O
Buffer TFA
Flow Rate 1.0 ml/min
Detection UV, 250 nm



Class of Compounds
Drug, Acid, Hydrophilic, Ionizable, Vitamin, Supplements, Amino acid
Analyzing Compounds Oxymetazoline


Application Column

Primesep B2

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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UV Detection
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