Reversed-phase liquid chromatography of the twenty-two tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin isomers on pyrenylethyl- and octadecylsilylated silica gel columns

Elizabeth R. Barnhart, Donald G. Patterson, Nobuo Tanaka, Mikio Araki

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To purify the tetrachlorobenzo-p-dioxins synthesized for chemical and biological reference standards, reversed-phase liquid chromatography on pyrenylethyl- and octadecylsilylated stationary phase (PYE and C18) columns was employed with 100% methanol. The pyrenylethyl phase satisfactorily separated isomers resulting from mixtures of reaction products which had not been adequately separated with conventional C18 or silica gel. The use of a single chromatographic mode, liquid chromatography, and a single mobile phase with columns of distinctly different properties, C18 and PYE, separates 20 of the 22 isomers from each other and from the 1246/1249 pair. (The observed properties of the two columns afford insight into steric and polarizability differences among isomers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-154
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Chromatography A
Issue numberC
Publication statusPublished - 1988


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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