This is an Application Brief and does not contain a detailed Experimental section.
This application brief demonstrates to provide chromatographic method conditions for preparative systems configured with an ACQUITY QDa Detector using the Preparative Chromatography Mix Standard as a system test prior to injecting samples for isolation.
The Preparative Chromatography Mix Standard assesses the suitability of the preparative LC system for isolating target compounds, ensuring proper system setup and column performance before purifying valuable samples.
Compound isolation requires careful chromatographic system preparation to ensure that the instrumentation is properly setup prior to injecting valuable samples. The Preparative Chromatography Mix Standard is specially formulated with an acid, a base, and a neutral compound and can be used daily to evaluate the condition of the column and to benchmark system performance. Changes in column efficiency or collection parameters are apparent and can be addressed before sample loss occurs. In this technology brief, we document the use of this standard mixture in the Waters AutoPurification System configured with an ACQUITY QDa Detector.
The separation shown in the TIC chromatogram in Figure 1 is typical for injections of the prep standard on the XBridge BEH C18 Column. While diphenhydramine, a base, elutes first at about 2.5 minutes, flavone and diclofenac, a neutral compound and an acidic compound, respectively, elute later but with good resolution between them. Different method conditions and column chemistries may change the chromatographic profile, but routine use of the prep standard should show consistent results when the parameters are held constant.
Analysis of the collected fractions, shown in Figure 2, indicates that the isolated compounds are reasonably pure. These results suggest that the chromatographic system is properly set up and is performing as expected, making it acceptable for isolating and purifying compounds. The ACQUITY QDa Detector method parameters are the same at both the analyticaland preparative scales, and are listed in Figure 3.
720005105, July 2014