Journal article

Profiling of polar metabolites in biological extracts using diamond hydride-based aqueous normal phase chromatography

Damien L Callahan, David De Souza, Antony Bacic, Ute Roessner

JOURNAL OF SEPARATION SCIENCE | WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH | Published : 2009

Abstract

Highly polar metabolites, such as sugars and most amino acids are not retained by conventional RP LC columns. Without sufficient retention low concentration compounds are not detected due ion suppression and structural isomers are not resolved. In contrast, hydrophilic interaction chromatography (HILIC) and aqueous normal phase chromatography (ANP) retain compounds based on their hydrophilicity and therefore provides a means of separating highly polar compounds. Here, an ANP method based on the diamond hydride stationary phase is presented for profiling biological small molecules by LC. A rapid separation system based upon a fast gradient that delivers reproducible chromatography is presente..

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