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Single-Component Eluents for Quasi-Linear pH Gradients in Weak Cation Exchange Columns


Vakstein, MS and Ivanov, AV and Nesterenko, PN and Tessman, AB, Single-Component Eluents for Quasi-Linear pH Gradients in Weak Cation Exchange Columns, Journal of Liquid Chromatography & Related Technologies, 29, (4) pp. 485-496. ISSN 1082-6076 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/10826070500474071


The formation of decreasing internal pH gradients in carboxylic cation-exchange columns, with a single buffering component in the eluent, was investigated. Two types of carboxylic cation exchangers (hypercrosslinked polystyrene and polymethylmetacrylate based) were used. To develop a pH gradient, the column was pre-equilibrated at pH 7.5 with Tris buffer, followed by washing with different organic acid solutions, including acetic, oxalic, tartaric, citric, and glutamic acids. The smoother quasi-linear gradients in the pH range from 7.5 to 3.5 were obtained with 0.2-1 mM citric acid as eluent. The noticeable role of ionic strength of the starting buffer and of the eluent on the profile of pH gradient was demonstrated. The optimal pH gradient profiles were obtained at equal ionic strengths of both mobile phases. Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
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:Nesterenko, PN (Professor Pavel Nesterenko)
ID Code:47745
Year Published:2006
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:Chemistry
Deposited On:2007-09-20
Last Modified:2009-11-13

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