To purify the tetrachlorobenzo-p-dioxins synthesized for chemical and biological reference standards, reversed-phase liquid chromatography on pyrenylethyl- and octadecylsilylated stationary phase (PYE and C18) columns was employed with 100% methanol. The pyrenylethyl phase satisfactorily separated isomers resulting from mixtures of reaction products which had not been adequately separated with conventional C18 or silica gel. The use of a single chromatographic mode, liquid chromatography, and a single mobile phase with columns of distinctly different properties, C18 and PYE, separates 20 of the 22 isomers from each other and from the 1246/1249 pair. (The observed properties of the two columns afford insight into steric and polarizability differences among isomers.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Analytical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry