Primesep C separates acetaminophen (paracetamol), phenylephrine, and diphenhydramine-- common over-the-counter cold and flu medication ingredients such as Tylenol products?by either an acetonitrile or phosphoric acid gradient. The HPLC separation uses a mobile phase of water, acetonitrile (MeCN, ACN), and phosphoric acid with ultraviolet (UV) detection at 210 nm.
- Primesep® C is a mixed-mode HPLC column with reversed-phase, ion-exchange and host-guest complex formation properties. The Primesep C stationary phase combines a hydrophobic chain and an acidic functional group as a cation exchanger. Acids, bases, and neutrals can be retained and separated by Primesep 100 columns. Primesep C retains hydrophobic compounds by a reversed phase. Strongly polar and basic compounds such as quaternary amines are retained without the use of ion-pairing reagent by reversed phase and ion exchange. An unusual elution order compared to other HPLC columns is found for primary, secondary, and tertiary amines. Methods can be developed on Primesep Columns that are fully compatible with detectors such as UV, RI, conductivity, fluorescence, evaporative light scattering (ELSD) as well as mass spectrometers (LC/MS) and preparative chromatography (prep HPLC) systems.