Separation of Maleic and Succinic Acid on Primesep B2 column


Organic and inorganic acids can be retained and separated on mixed-mode columns based on weak reversed-phase and weak/medium anion-exchange mechanisms. Amount of ACN, buffer concentration and buffer pH will affect retention time of organic and inorganic acids. Acids can be monitored by low UV, ELSD or LC/MS. Presence of ions is required to facilitate ion-exchange mechanism. Method can be used as a general approach for analysis of acidic hydrophilic and acidic hydrophobic compounds. Carboxylic acids along with inorganic acid can be retained and separated without ion-pairing reagent.


Column Primesep B2, 4.6×50 mm, 5 µm, 100A
Mobile Phase MeCN/H2O – 10/90%
Buffer AmFm pH 3.0
Flow Rate 1.0 ml/min
Detection ELSD, UV 230nm


Class of Compounds Acid, Hydrophilic, Ionizable
Analyzing Compounds Succinic Acid, Maleic Acid

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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Application Analytes:
Maleic Acid
Organic Acids
Succinic Acid

Application Detection:
ELSD Detection
UV Detection
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