Retention characteristics of titanium dioxide and polyethylene-coated titanium dioxide as reversed-phase supports

M. Zaharescu, T. Cserháti, E. Forgács

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The retention of 19 solutes markedly differing in their physicochemical characteristics was determined on titanium dioxide and polyethylene-coated titanium dioxide columns in water and water-methanol eluent mixtures. Principal component analysis was used for the elucidation of the relationship between retention behavior and physicochemical parameters. Polyethylene-coated titanium dioxide showed stronger retention than titanium dioxide did, proving the retention increasing effect of polyethylene coating. Retention parameters formed a loose cluster with the excess molar refraction and the effective hydrogen bond acidity of solutes on the two-dimensional nonlinear map of principal component loadings, indicating the involvement of steric conditions and electronic interactions in the retention.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2997-3007
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Liquid Chromatography and Related Technologies
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - nov. 1997


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Clinical Biochemistry

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