Comparison of reversed-phase chromatographic systems with principal component and cluster analysis

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

14 Citations (Scopus)


The separation of ethoxylated 1,1,3,3-tetramethylphenyl surfactants was investigated by reversed-phase liquid chromatography (RP-LC) using various supports (C1, C2, C6, C8, C18, polyethylene-coated silica, and polyethylene-coated alumina) and with reversed-phase thin-layer chromatography (RP-TLC) using impregnated silica and alumina supports. The retention data matrix was evaluated both by principal component analysis and cluster analysis. The retention characteristics of both polyethylene-coated supports were similar to those of C1, and the retention capacity of RP columns for surfactants increased with the increasing length of the covalently bonded hydrocarbon chain. Both multivariate mathematical statistical methods gave similar results and adequate separation was performed with the RP-LC and RP-TLC systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-241
Number of pages7
JournalAnalytica Chimica Acta
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Oct 20 1994



  • Chromatography
  • Cluster analysis
  • Non-ionic surfactants
  • Principal component analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy

Cite this