A variety of HPLC approaches are proposed for characterizing oligosaccharides, but many prove inadequate for separating complex mixtures and are limited by a lack of specificity and high limits of detection. Dionex has developed an improved HPLC technique for carbohydrate analysis based on anion-exchange chromatography coupled with pulsed amperometric detection. This technique provides high-resolution separations with sensitive and specific detection, without derivatization.
Thermo Scientific CarboPac® PA200 Carbohydrate Columns are packed with a hydrophobic, polymeric, pellicular anion-exchange resin stable over the range of pH 0–14. The unique pH-stability of the packing material allows the use of eluent compositions that are conducive to anodic oxidation of carbohydrates at gold electrodes.
Sensitive, direct detection with no derivatization, using pulsed amperometric detection
Very high-efficiency separations
Separations based on size, charge, degree of branching, and linkage isomerism