Separation of Oxytetracycline and Chlortetracycline in Mixed-Mode

Oxytetracycline and chlortetracycline are polar compounds related to broad-spectrum of tetracycline group of antibiotics. Slight hydrophobicity and presence of the basic group in both compounds allow to employ mixed-mode reversed-phase cation-exchange mechanism for separation of these compounds. Method can be used for analysis of antibiotics and related impurities with LC/MS compatible conditions.