Potassium

CAS Number 7440-09-7
Molecular Formula K
Molecular Weight 39.098 g/mol
InChI Key NTTOTNSKUYCDAV-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Synonyms
  • Potassium
  • 7440-09-7
  • potasio
  • UN 1420
  • UN 2257
  • EINECS 231-119-8
  • Potassium, metal
  • UNII-RWP5GA015D
  • 19K
  • K
  • Kalium
  • potassium atom
  • 31079-13-7

Applications:


Reverse Elution Order in Separation of Alkali Cation



Primesep C separates a mixture of inorganic cations, potassium, sodium, and lithium, by a combination of cation exchange and complex formation. The peak order is reversed on the Primesep C column compared to the order normally obtained on columns that rely on cation exchange alone. The mobile phase mixture of water, acetonitrile (MeCN, ACN) and ammonium acetate is compatible with UV and evaporative light scattering detection (ELSD).



Application Analytes:

Lithium
Potassium
Sodium

Potassium Analysis in Organic Reaction Product



Primesep 100 separates a mixture of an organic starting material, its product, and residual potassium ion. The potassium cation is retained by cation exchange and the organic starting material and product are retained by hydrophobic and ionic interactions. The mobile phase mixture of water, acetonitrile (MeCN, ACN) and trifluoroacetic acid (TFA) is UV, MS, and evaporative light scattering detection (ELSD) compatible.



Application Analytes:

Potassium

Complex of Cations on Primesep C is Effected by Organic Modifier



Primesep C separates a mixture of inorganic cations, potassium, sodium, and lithium, by a combination of cation exchange and complex formation. The peak order is reversed on the Primesep C column compared to the order normally obtained on columns that rely on cation exchange alone. In addition, the elution order can be rearranged by simply changing the organic modifier in the mobile phase from acetonitrile to methanol. The mobile phase mixture of water, acetonitrile (MeCN, ACN) or methanol (MeOH) and ammonium acetate is compatible with UV and evaporative light scattering detection (ELSD).



Application Analytes:

Lithium
Potassium
Sodium

Separation of Metal Ions on Primesep 100 Column



Primesep 100 separates the monovalent cations, lithium, potassium, and sodium, and the divalent cations, zinc, manganese, and calcium. The cations are resolved by cation exchange. The mobile phase mixture of water, acetonitrile (MeCN, ACN) and trifluoroacetic acid (TFA) is evaporative light scattering detection (ELSD) compatible.



Application Analytes:

Calcium
Chloride
Lithium
Magnesium
Potassium
Sodium
Zinc

Simultaneous Separation of Cations and Anions



Primesep 100 and Primesep B columns connected in series allow the quantitation of sodium chloride and potassium bromide ions in one injection. The Primesep B column retains the chloride and bromide anions by anion exchange, and the Primesep 100 retains the sodium and potassium captions by cation exchange. The separation uses a mobile phase mixture of water, acetonitrile (MeCN, ACN) and trifluoroacetic acid (TFA) with evaporative light scattering detection (ELSD).



Application Analytes:

Bromide
Chloride
Potassium
Sodium

Effect of Concentration of Organic Modifier on Retention of Cation and Anions



Primesep 100 and Primesep B columns connected in series allow the quantitation of sodium chloride and potassium bromide ions in one injection. The Primesep B column retains the chloride and bromide anions by anion exchange, and the Primesep 100 retains the sodium and potassium cations by cation exchange. The retention can be adjusted by changing the water/acetonitrile ratio in the mobile phase. The separation uses a mobile phase mixture of water, acetonitrile (MeCN, ACN) and ammonium acetate with evaporative light scattering detection (ELSD).



Application Analytes:

Bromide
Chloride
Potassium
Sodium

Separation of Sodium, Potassium, Lithium, and Ammonium in Mixed-Mode HPLC


Inorganic cations and ammonia are usually analyzed by ion-exchange chromatography with a conductivity detector. Mixed-mode chromatography achieves the same goal with an ELSD detector. In addition to retaining ions, mixed-mode column can retain hydrophobic molecules also, making it possible to analyze a wide variety of ionic and non-ionic compounds in one run. In this method sodium, potassium, and lithium ions were separated along with ammonium ions on a Primesep 100 column. Detection technique is ELSD.



Application Analytes:

Ammonium Ion
Lithium
Potassium
Sodium

HPLC Separation of Potassium, Perchlorate, Methanesulfonic, Chloride, Bromide, and Nitrate Ions on Obelisc N


Ion chromatography is usually used for analysis of hydrophilic organic and inorganic ions. Same separation can be achieved on HILIC/mixed-mode Obelisc N HPLC columns. Obelisc N HPLC columns have very polar groups on their surface: one of the groups is basic and the other acidic. In case of low organic concentration, two groups are connected by hydrophilic linker. Obelisc N column can be used as cation-exchange and anion-exchange column. This allows to separate positively and negatively charged molecules in one run. Five anions (chloride, bromide, methanesulfonate, nitrate and perchlorate) along with one cation (sodium) were separated in one run. Method is compatible with ELSD, CAD and LC/MS and can be used for analysis of various hydrophilic and hydrophobic cations and anions in one HPLC run.



Application Analytes:

Bromide
Chloride
Methanesulfonic Acid
Nitrate
Nitric Acid
Potassium

Simultaneous Analysis of Glucose, Sodium, Potassium and Calcium Ions

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Neutral sugar, monovalent and divalent cations were separated in HILIC/cation-exchange mode on a Primesep N mixed-mode column. Mobile phase is compatible with LC/MS and method can be used for analysis polar molecules in HILIC, cation-exchange or anion-exclusion modes.



Application Analytes:

Calcium
Potassium
Sodium