Tetrabutylammonium

CAS Number 10549-76-5
Molecular Formula C16H36N
Molecular Weight 242.470 g/mol
InChI Key DZLFLBLQUQXARW-UHFFFAOYSA-N
LogP 1.04
Synonyms
  • Tetrabutylammonium
  • N,N,N-Tributylbutan-1-aminium
  • 1-Butanaminium, N,N,N-tributyl-
  • 10549-76-5
  • Tetrabutylammonium chloride
  • UNII-CBU2X6BBJR
  • TETRABUTYLAMMONIUM ION

Applications:


Separation of Quaternary Amines by Reverse-Phase Mechanism



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).



Application Analytes:

Tetrabutylammonium

Separation of Sodium, Tetramethylammonium and Tetrabutylammonium on Primesep 200 Column

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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.



Application Analytes:

Sodium
Tetrabutylammonium
Tetramethylammonium