|Molecular Weight||242.470 g/mol|
Primesep B separates quaternary amines, such as t-butylamine with symmetrical peak shape by a combination of reversed-phase and ion-exclusion mechanisms. The embedded basic functional group on the stationary phase shields the underlying silanols to prevent peak tailing. Excellent peak shape results with a mass spec compatible mobile phase of water, acetonitrile (MeCN, ACN) and trifluoracetic acid (TFA) with evaporative light scattering detection (ELSD).
Hydrophilic and hydrophobic quaternary amines, along with sodium ion, were separated by mixed-mode chromatography on a Primesep 200 column. Mechanism of retention for sodium and tetramethylammonium ions is cation exchange, while the tetrabutylammonium ion is retained by combination of reversed-phase and cation-exchange mechanisms. All three compounds are not UV-active and monitoring is done by ELSD/CAD.