, Volume 29, Issue 9–10, pp 489–494 | Cite as

Comparison of two anthryl-modified silica stationary phases for the HPLC separation of PAHs and nitro-PAHs

  • C. Große-Rhode
  • H. G. Kicinski
  • A. Kettrup


Two different anthryl-modified silica packings were investigated for the separation of PAHs and nitro-PAHs. Plots of k′ versus mobile phase composition show distinct selectivity both with acetonitrile/water and with methanol/water. PAHs are separated by π-π-interactions, whereas the corresponding nitrosubstituted compounds are longer retained on both stationary phases due to charge-transfer interactions being possible.

Key Words

Reversed-phase liquid chromatography Anthryl-modified silica gel PAHs and nitro-PAHs 


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© Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn Verlagsgesellschaft mbH 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Große-Rhode
    • 1
  • H. G. Kicinski
    • 1
  • A. Kettrup
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Applied ChemistryUniversity of PaderbornPaderbornFRG
  2. 2.Institute of Ecological ChemistryGesellschaft f. Strahlen- und UmweltforschungNeuherbergFRG

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