Retention Characteristics of Betaine in Mixed-Mode HPLC

HPLC Application: Retention Characteristics of Betaine in Mixed-Mode HPLC

The retention of the zwitterion betaine on Primesep 200 demonstrates the tunability of Primesep columns. Retention of betaine is altered by acid type, amount of acid in the mobile phase, and the amount of organic solvent. Typical reversed-phase columns do not show this tunability with simple mass spec compatible mobile phases of water, acetonitrile (MeCN, ACN) and trifluoracetic acid (TFA) with evaporative light scattering detection (ELSD).

Application Column

Primesep 200

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:
Quaternary Amines

Application Detection:
UV Detection
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