Separation of Mepiquat on Obelisc R Column

 chr_285.gif Mepiquat is a plant growth regulator that is monitored by EPA in water. It is a quaternary amine that is very polar in nature. Mepiquat and other hydrophilic amines are not retained on reversed-phase columns, and produce poor peak shape due to residual silanol interactions. Ion-pairing reagent is required to retain mepiquat. Ion-pairing reagents are not compatible with LC/MS detection and most environmental application require high sensitivity methods to determine very low level of contaminants. Obelisc R mixed-mode column can be used for EPA methods for determination of common pesticides, herbicides and insecticides where analysis of very polar ionic compounds is required.


Column Obelisc R,  4.6x50 mm, 5 µm, 100A
Mobile Phase MeCN/H2O
Buffer AmAc
Flow Rate 1.0 ml/min
Detection ELSD 50C


Class of Compounds Grow regulator,  Hydrophilic, Ionizable
Analyzing Compounds Mepiquat, Chloride

Application Analytes:

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