The Thermo Scientific Acclaim™ Surfactant Column is a high-efficiency silica-based column for separating a wide variety of surfactants, including anionic, cationic, nonionic, and amphoteric surfactants. As a consequence of its novel chemistry, this column exhibits a unique polarity that provides significantly improved resolution for individual oligomers of ethoxylated surfactants compared with conventional C18 columns.
- Ideal selectivity for mixtures of different types of surfactants
- Excellent peak shapes for cationic surfactants
- Compatible with highly aqueous mobile phases
- Improved resolution for ethoxylated surfactants
- Rugged separations under a variety of conditions
- Methods compatible with various detectors
The Acclaim Surfactant is also resistant to dewetting under highly aqueous mobile phase conditions, and thus can be used to provide excellent resolution between strongly hydrophilic compounds, such as isomers of xylene sulfonate.
Broad Range of Applications
Surfactants are widely used in industrial, agricultural, and pharmaceutical markets, in products as diverse as pesticides, detergents powders, petroleum products, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. The Acclaim Surfactant column has been designed specifically for the HPLC separation of these surfactants.
The Acclaim Surfactant column can be used for the HPLC separation of anionic surfactants (alkylbenzenesulfonates, alkyl sulfates, alkylether sulfates) and cationic surfactants (alkyl quaternary ammonium salts, benzylalkylammonium salts, pyridinium salts, and quaternary imidazolium compounds) nonionic surfactants, and polyethylene glycols (PEGs).