Phenomenex Application Note
This study evaluates the performance of a C18 core-shell phase that incorporates a C18 ligand with iso-butyl side chains. The Kinetex? XB-C18 HPLC/ UHPLC column delivers a fast and effective separation of several common preservatives in cosmetics.
The combination of the small particle size and narrow particle size distribution coupled with the significantly shorter diffusion path provided by the Kinetex core-shell particle results in a material that yields significantly increased column efficiencies and chromatographic resolution. This is a significant benefit for separation scientists looking to increase efficiency and chromatographic resolution, especially for complex separations containing many compounds and very closely eluting compounds so that accurate identification and quantification can be achieved.
As a result of their high toxicity and carcinogenicity, aflatoxins are of major concern for food producers, the food processing industry and consumers. Most countries have legislation setting maximum permissible limits for aflatoxins, which are in the low micrograms per kilogram for food matrices.
The analysis of polar compounds in support of clinical and preclinical pharmacokinetic studies requires an analytical methodology capable of achieving ultra-low detection and quantification limits. The high sensitivity afforded by coupling HPLC with tandem mass spectrometry (MS–MS) has made it the technique of choice in this environment, but it is subject to the following limitations when reversed-phase liquid chromatography (RPLC) is used
Automated solid-phase extraction (SPE) has been used extensively with liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry (LC–MS-MS) to facilitate high-throughput analysis in the pharmaceutical, diagnostic, and forensic toxicology areas. In this work, we demonstrate the use of a systemized approach to SPE method development and LC–MS-MS analysis. This approach provides dramatic savings in analysis time and takes advantage of new innovations in high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) columns to provide the cleanest extracts for LC–MS injection.