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Zhu Y.,Kyoto University | Morisato K.,GL Science | Hasegawa G.,Kyoto University | Moitra N.,Kyoto University | And 4 more authors.
Journal of Separation Science | Year: 2015

The optimization of a porous structure to ensure good separation performances is always a significant issue in high-performance liquid chromatography column design. Recently we reported the homogeneous embedment of Ag nanoparticles in periodic mesoporous silica monolith and the application of such Ag nanoparticles embedded silica monolith for the high-performance liquid chromatography separation of polyaromatic hydrocarbons. However, the separation performance remains to be improved and the retention mechanism as compared with the Ag ion high-performance liquid chromatography technique still needs to be clarified. In this research, Ag nanoparticles were introduced into a macro/mesoporous silica monolith with optimized pore parameters for high-performance liquid chromatography separations. Baseline separation of benzene, naphthalene, anthracene, and pyrene was achieved with the theoretical plate number for analyte naphthalene as 36 000 m-1. Its separation function was further extended to cis/trans isomers of aromatic compounds where cis/trans stilbenes were chosen as a benchmark. Good separation of cis/trans-stilbene with separation factor as 7 and theoretical plate number as 76 000 m-1 for cis-stilbene was obtained. The trans isomer, however, is retained more strongly, which contradicts the long- established retention rule of Ag ion chromatography. Such behavior of Ag nanoparticles embedded in a silica column can be attributed to the differences in the molecular geometric configuration of cis/trans stilbenes. © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. Source


Hasegawa H.,Kanazawa University | Rahman I.M.M.,Kanazawa University | Rahman I.M.M.,Chittagong University | Kinoshita S.,Kanazawa University | And 2 more authors.
Chemosphere | Year: 2010

Although the excellent metal-binding capacities of aminopolycarboxylate chelants (APCs) facilitate their extensive use, pre- and post-toxicity of APCs and their high persistence in aquatic environments evoke concerns. Several treatment techniques with a principal focus on the degradation of APCs at the pre-release step have been proposed. Here, we report a technique for the separation of metal ions from waste solution containing excess APCs using a solid phase extraction system with an ion-selective immobilized macrocyclic material, commonly known as a molecular recognition technology (MRT) gel. Synthetic metal solutions with 100-fold chelant content housed in H2O matrices were used as samples. The MRT gel showed a higher recovery rate compared with other SPE materials at 20 °C using a flow rate of 0.2 mL min-1. The effects of solution pH, metal-chelant stability constants and ionic radii were assessed for 32 metals. Compared to the conventional treatment options for such waste solutions, our proposed technique has the advantage of non-destructive separation of both metal ions and chelants. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Source


Furuhashi T.,University of Vienna | Nukarinen E.,University of Vienna | Ota S.,GL Science | Weckwerth W.,University of Vienna
Analytical Biochemistry | Year: 2014

Hydrophilic peptides in shotgun proteomics have been shown to be problematic in conventional chromatography. Typically, C18 solid phase extraction or peptide traps are used for desalting the sample prior to mass spectrometry analysis, but the capacity to retain hydrophilic peptides is not very high, causing a bias toward more hydrophobic peptides. This is particularly problematic in phosphoproteomic studies. We tested the compatibility of commercially available boron nitride as a novel material for peptide desalting. Boron nitride can be used to recover a wide range of peptides with different physicochemical properties comparable to combined C18 and graphite carbon material. © 2014 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Inc. Source


Okusa K.,GL Science | Suita Y.,GL Science | Otsuka Y.,GL Sciences Inc. | Tahara M.,GL Sciences Inc. | And 5 more authors.
Journal of Separation Science | Year: 2010

The effectiveness of several basic compounds for testing silica-based stationary phases was reviewed by applying them to recent columns for reversed-phase HPLC. Most octadecylsilylated (C18) stationary phases, prepared as a base-deactivated material from highpurity silica gel with endcapping, provided excellent peak shape and column efficiency for the bases including benzylamine and amitriptyline that once caused problems and were subsequently employed for testing silanol activities. However, a cyclic tertiary amine, dextrometorphan, was eluted as an acceptable peak from only a few columns at neutral pH. Such a more sensitive probe is expected to contribute to further improvement of the stationary phase for reversed-phase HPLC. © 2010 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA. Source

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