Five sugars were separated on a Primesep S2 HILIC column with LC/MS compatible conditions. Various mobile phase produce different selectivity and separation. Method can be used as alternative to aminopropyl column. Primesep S2 column is stable and does not undergo rapid hydrolysis like aminopropyl columns.
Trisaccharides can be difficult to separate using conventional HPLC columns. The four trisaccharides panose, raffinose, isomaltotriose, and kestose have the same chemical formula, and the all have two glycosidic bonds connecting the three monosaccharides. Obelisc N was used as a stationary phase to separate trisaccharides because it is capable of multiple modes of separation. Obelisc N is a highly polar column that retains polar and charged analytes. Even though the trisaccharides differ only in regio- and stereochemistry they are resolved.