|Molecular Weight||103.121 g/mol|
Primesep C separates the isomers of aminobutyric acids by a combination of reversed-phase and ionic interaction mechanisms. alpha-Aminobutyric acid, beta-Aminobutryic acid, and gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) are baseline resolved without ion-pair reagents. The HPLC separation uses a mobile phase of water, acetonitrile (MeCN, ACN) ammonium acetate with evaporative light scattering detection (ELSD).
GABA (neurotransmitter) and its isomers are polar zwitter-ionic compounds. Due to the position of amino-groups, all three compounds show different polar and basic properties. The isomers of aminobuturic acid are separated on an Obelisc N HILIC/cation-exchange column. Buffer concentration has a different effect on retention of alpha-, beta-, and gamma-aminobutyric acid. This general and robust method can be used for separation of other polar and ionizable compounds and isomers by mixed-mode chromatography.