Sep 1, 1976

Reverse-phase chromatography of polar biological substances: separation of catechol compounds by high-performance liquid chromatography

Clinical Chemistry
I Molnár, C Horváth

Abstract

Catecholamines and their metabolites have been separated isocratically by reverse-phase chromatography with aqueous (no organic solvent admixed) eluents. Unlike ion-exchange or ion-pair chromatography, mixtures of both acidic and basic substances can be separated in a single chromatographic run, because the retention is governed by hydrophobic interactions between the nonpolar moiety of the solute molecules and the octadecyl-silica stationary phase. The relative retention values strongly depend on the pH of the eluent, which governs the degree of dissociation of ionogenic solutes. The reproducibility of the results and the stability and efficiency of the chromatographic systems make this approach particularly attractive for use in clinical analysis.

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Homovanillic Acid
Urine
Chromatography
Catecholamines Measurement
3,4-Dihydroxyphenylacetic Acid, Monosodium Salt
Norepinephrine, (+, -)-Isomer
Organic solvent product
Epinine
High Pressure Liquid Chromatography Procedure
Catechols

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