Exploring the enantioseparation of amino-naphthol analogues by supercritical fluid chromatography

Anita Aranyi, István Ilisz, Antal Péter, Ferenc Fülöp, Caroline West

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The direct separation of the enantiomers of 1-(α-aminoarylmethyl)-2-naphthol, 1-(α-aminoalkyl)-2-naphthol, 2-(α-aminoarylmethyl)-1-naphthol analogues and 2-(1-amino-2-methylpropyl)-1-naphthol) was investigated in supercritical fluid chromatography. Five commercially available chiral stationary phases based on immobilized polysaccharide chiral selectors (Chiralpak IA, IB, IC, ID and IE) were evaluated. Chiralpak IB was by far the most efficient to achieve the separation of these racemates and was further selected for optimization of elution conditions. The effects of column temperature (varying between 5 and 45. °C) and co-solvent added to carbon dioxide (methanol, ethanol, isopropanol and dichloromethane) were investigated. A particular attention was paid to mobile-phase additives. Several of them, acids, bases or salts (namely water, formic acid, acetic acid, trifluoroacetic acid, diethylamine, diethanolamine, triethylamine, triethanolamine, dimethylethanolamine, ammonia and ammonium acetate), were tested in order to improve peak shapes while maintaining selectivity. With the help of other achiral naphthol derivatives, the additive effects were examined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-133
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Chromatography A
Publication statusPublished - Mar 27 2015


  • Additives
  • Betti bases
  • Chiral stationary phases
  • Diethanolamine
  • Immobilized polysaccharide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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