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  • Analysis of amino acids as DABS-derivatives with a sensitivity to the femtomole level using RP-HPLC narrow-bore columns.

Analysis of amino acids as DABS-derivatives with a sensitivity to the femtomole level using RP-HPLC narrow-bore columns.

Amino acids (1992-10-01)
V Stocchi, F Palma, G Piccoli, B Biagiarelli, M Magnani, L Masat, L Cucchiarini
ABSTRACT

In this paper we report the complete separation of amino acids as DABS-derivatives using a 3µm Supelcosil LC-18 (25 cm × 2.1 mm I.D.) narrowbore column. The system described makes it possible to perform the analysis of DABS-amino acids with a sensitivity to the femtomole level. We have also studied the conditions necessary for using the narrow-bore columns for routine analysis, paying particular attention to the problem of providing adequate protection for the analytical column. We have found it very suitable to use a (2 cm × 2.1 mm I.D.) guard column filled with a 40µm Pelliguard LC-18, pellicular packing resin, without affecting the complete resolution of the DABS-amino acids. Comparing the results obtained using conventional HPLC columns (3-5µm Supelcosil LC-18) of different lengths (15 and 25 cm × 4.6 mm I.D.) with those obtainable with the narrow-bore columns used in this work, it is possible to achieve a much greater sensitivity using the narrow-bore columns. In short, using the appropriate guard column and the "standard" HPLC apparatus used, the narrow-bore columns are very useful for routine analyses of DABS-amino acids with a sensitivity at the femtomole level.

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Supelco
SUPELCOSIL LC-18-S HPLC Column, 5 μm particle size, L × I.D. 15 cm × 4.6 mm
Supelco
SUPELCOSIL LC-18-S HPLC Column, 5 μm particle size, L × I.D. 25 cm × 2.1 mm
Supelco
SUPELCOSIL LC-NH2-NP HPLC Column, 5 μm particle size, L × I.D. 25 cm × 4.6 mm
Supelco
SUPELCOSIL LC-18-S HPLC Column, 5 μm particle size, L × I.D. 25 cm × 4.6 mm
Supelco
SUPELCOSIL LC-NH2-NP Supelguard Cartridge, 5 μm particle size, L × I.D. 2 cm × 4 mm
Supelco
SUPELCOSIL LC-18 Supelguard Cartridge, 5 μm particle size, L × I.D. 2 cm × 4 mm
Supelco
SUPELCOSIL LC-18 Supelguard Cartridge, 5 μm particle size, L × I.D. 2 cm × 2.1 mm
Supelco
SUPELCOSIL LC-18 Supelguard Cartridge, 5 μm particle size, L × I.D. 2 cm × 4 mm
Supelco
SUPELCOSIL LC-18 Supelguard Cartridge, 5 μm particle size, L × I.D. 2 cm × 3 mm