Salt gradient chromatographic separation of chondroitin sulfate disaccharides

Gábor Tóth, Károly Vékey, Simon Sugár, Ilona Kovalszky, László Drahos, Lilla Turiák

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In the present study, we describe the development of a fast, 2-step salt gradient for analysis of chondroitin sulfate disaccharides. Using salt gradients, which is somewhat unusual in HILIC-based separations, provides relatively fast chromatography with excellent sensitivity (15 min cycle time, 10–20 fmol/µL detection, 30–50 fmol/µL quantitation limit), and good linearity. The efficiency of the new method is demonstrated by measuring human tissue slices of healthy, cirrhotic, and cancerous liver samples. Preliminary results show major differences among the quantity and sulfation pattern of the various sample types.

Original languageEnglish
Article number460979
JournalJournal of Chromatography A
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2020



  • Capillary liquid chromatography
  • Chondroitin sulfate
  • Glycosaminoglycan
  • Liver cancer
  • Salt gradient

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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