Application of an HPLC-FTIR modified thermospray interface for analysis of dye samples

M. A. Mottaleb, D. Littlejohn

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Previously, we developed a reversed-phase HPLC method compatible to high performance liquid chromatography diffuse reflectance Fourier-transform infrared (HPLC-FTIR) thermospray interface for the analysis of dyes. Dye separation achieved with a mixed-mode (SCX-ODS) column using a small gradient (90 to 80% water with acetic acid) and pH 3.25; 10 to 20% acetonitrile was considered to be suitable for HPLC-FTIR. A constant-voltage setting for the thermospray temperature (227°C) was successfully used for this gradient condition. The HPLC-separated components deposited as a series of concentrated spots on a moving tape were scanned by specially developed HPLC-FTIR software. Excellent repeatability of the thermospray deposition FTIR chromatograms and IR spectra was obtained. The interface-derived spectra of the separated components of formulated and purified reactive dyes were compared and differences in spectral features were observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)429-434
Number of pages6
JournalAnalytical Sciences
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry


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