HILIC Separation of Carboxymethylcysteine and Betaine
August 22, 2008
In this HPLC method, betaine and carboxymethylcysteine are separated by HILIC mixed-mode mechanism. Betaine and carboxymethylcysteine are very hydrophilic compounds which are not retained on reverse phase columns. Compounds are separated by combination of HILIC and ion-exchange mechanisms. In HIILIC mode, Obelisc N columns allow operating at lower organic concentration for improved solubility of analytes. Method can be used for quantitative or qualitative analysis of betaine and carboxymethylcysteine using ESLD or LC/MS detection. Betaine in chemistry is any neutral chemical compound with a positively charged cationic functional group such as ammonium ion or phosphonium ion (generally: onium ions) which bears no hydrogen atom and with a negatively charged functional group such as a carboxylate group which may not be adjacent to the cationic site. Historically the term was reserved for tetramethylglycine only.
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.Select options
Retention Characteristics of Betaine in Mixed-Mode HPLC
May 5, 2005
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).
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.Select options