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Ion chromatography on reversed-phase materials coated with mixed cationic and nonionic surfacants


Yan, Z and Haddad, PR and Fritz, J, Ion chromatography on reversed-phase materials coated with mixed cationic and nonionic surfacants, Journal of Chromatography A, 985, (1-2) pp. 359-365. ISSN 0021-9673 (2003) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/S0021-9673(02)01419-X


Columns suitable for use in anion chromatography can be prepared by coating a packed reversed-phase HPLC column (C18 silica or polystyrene particles) with a cationic surfactant. The efficiency is improved dramatically by first coating the column with a nonionic surfactant and then subsequently with the cationic surfactant. The thickness of the first coated layer as well as the chemical structure of the surfactant have a major effect on the column performance. Actual separations are included to demonstrate the convenience and practical use of the coated columns. Using this approach, columns with 12 900 theoretical plates for the 15-cm column (or 86 000 plates/m) were produced, giving well shaped peaks with an average asymmetry factor of 1.09. The coated layers were found to be stable, giving retention times with an average relative standard deviation of 1.6% for 12 consecutive runs.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Surfactants; Nonionic surfactant; Cationic surfactant
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:Yan, Z (Mr Zhu Yan)
UTAS Author:Haddad, PR (Professor Paul Haddad)
UTAS Author:Fritz, J (Professor Jim Fritz)
ID Code:27343
Year Published:2003
Web of Science® Times Cited:12
Deposited By:Chemistry
Deposited On:2003-08-01
Last Modified:2010-02-05

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