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Chromatographic performance of synthetic polycrystalline diamond as a stationary phase in normal phase high performance liquid chromatography


Peristyy, A and Paull, B and Nesterenko, PN, Chromatographic performance of synthetic polycrystalline diamond as a stationary phase in normal phase high performance liquid chromatography, Journal of Chromatography A, 1391 pp. 49-59. ISSN 0021-9673 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.chroma.2015.02.069


The chromatographic properties of high pressure high temperature synthesised diamond (HPHT) are investigated in normal phase mode of high performance liquid chromatography. Purified nonporous irregular shape particles of average particles size 1.2μm and specific surface area 5.1m2g−1 were used for packing 100נ4.6mm ID or 50נ4.6mm ID stainless steel columns. The retention behaviour of several classes of compounds including alkyl benzenes, polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), alkylphenylketones, phenols, aromatic acids and bases were studied using n-hexane-2-propanol mixtures as mobile phase. The results are compared with those observed for microdispersed sintered detonation nanodiamond (MSDN) and porous graphitic carbon (PGC). HPHT diamond revealed distinctive separation selectivity, which is orthogonal to that observed for porous graphitic carbon; while selectivities of HPHT diamond and microdispersed sintered detonation nanodiamonds are similar. Owing to non-porous particle nature, columns packed with high pressure high temperature diamond exhibited excellent mass transfer and produce separations with maximum column efficiency of 128,200 theoretical plates per meter.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:high performance liquid chromatography, normal phase liquid chromatography, synthetic diamond, physical characterisation of support, microdispersed sintered detonation nanodiamond, porous graphitic carbon
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Analytical chemistry
Research Field:Separation science
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences
UTAS Author:Peristyy, A (Dr Anton Peristyy)
UTAS Author:Paull, B (Professor Brett Paull)
UTAS Author:Nesterenko, PN (Professor Pavel Nesterenko)
ID Code:100239
Year Published:2015
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (DP110102046)
Web of Science® Times Cited:12
Deposited By:Chemistry
Deposited On:2015-05-07
Last Modified:2017-10-29

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