HPLC Analysis of MCPA on Primesep and Obelisc Mixed-Mode Columns

   
MCPA (4-Chloro-2-methylphenoxy)acetic acid) was synthesized to control broad-leaf weeds such as thistle and dock. MCPA forms complexes with metal ions and increase their bioavailability. A single residue method was developed and used by the EURL (European Union Reference Laboratory) for acidic pesticides. MCPA was separated by both Obelisc R and Primesep 100. Primesep 100 is a reverse-phase column with embedded acidic ion-pairing groups while Obelisc R is a mixed-mode column with separates using ionic groups and a long hydrophobic chain. Methods are LC/MS compatible and able to be used with many pesticides.
 

Condition 1

Column Obelisc R, 2.1x150 mm, 5 µm, 100A
Mobile Phase Gradient MeCN - 25-70%, 15 min, 7 min hold
Buffer Gradient AmAc pH 3.0- 30-60 mM, 15 min, 7 min hold
Flow Rate 0.4 ml/min
Detection UV, 270 nm
 

Condition 2

Column Obelisc R, 2.1x150 mm, 5 µm, 100A
Mobile Phase Gradient MeCN - 10-70%, 15 min, 7 min hold
Buffer Gradient AmAc pH 3.0- 20-60 mM, 15 min, 7 min hold
Flow Rate 0.4 ml/min
Detection UV, 270 nm
 

Condition 3

Column Primesep 100, 2.1x150 mm, 3 µm, 100A
Mobile Phase Gradient MeCN - 10-70%, 15 min, 7 min hold
Buffer Gradient AmAc pH 3.0- 20-60 mM, 15 min, 7 min hold
Flow Rate 0.4 ml/min
Detection UV, 270 nm
 

Description

Class of Compounds Synthetic plant hormone, Acid,   Hydrophobic, Ionizable
Analyzing Compounds MCPA
 

Application Analytes:

MCPA