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Volume 27, Number 4, May 1999
Air pollution
Page(s) 373 - 380
Section Original articles
Analusis 27, 373-380 (1999)
DOI: 10.1051/analusis:1999121

Separation of some hydroxycarboxylic acids by capillary isotachophoresis in the presence of neutral cyclodextrins

J. Sádecká1, A. Hercegová1, J. Polonskyu1 and Z. Chilmonczyk2

1  Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemical Technology, Radlinského 9, 812 37 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
2  Pharmaceutical Research Institute, ul. Rydygiera 8, 01-793 Warsaw, Poland

The aim of this work was to study the various electrolyte systems in which hydroxycarboxylic acids can be separated by capillary isotachophoresis. Using ß-cyclodextrin as additive to the leading electrolyte, the complete separation of hydroxycarboxylic acids was achieved. The results confirmed the significant influence of the cyclodextrin concentration and pH on the resolution of hydroxycarboxylic acids.

Key words: Lichens / atranorin / atraric acid / oak wood / ion trap mass spectrometry / quantification.

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