Analytical Sciences

Abstract − Analytical Sciences, 25(11), 1315 (2009).

Enantioseparation in Capillary Electrophoresis Using 6-Oligo-(lactic acid)cyclomaltoheptaose as a Chiral Selector
Yanli YANG, Chenfu ZHU, Jian SHEN, and Aiyou HAO
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan 250100, P. R. China
A novel β-cyclodextrin (β-CD) derivative modified with a degradable and biocompatible oligo(lactic acid) (OLA) group, 6-oligo(lactic acid)cyclomaltoheptaose (6-OLA-β-CD), was successfully synthesized and used as a chiral selector for the capillary electrophoretic (CE) resolution (Rs) of several basic analytes. The primary purpose of the research was to explore the capability of the 6-OLA-β-CD as a chiral selector for comparisons with β-CD and HP-β-CD. Substitution with the oligo(lactic acid) group at the sixth hydroxyl sites of the CD is aimed at influencing the magnitude and selectivity of the analyte-CD interactions. The chiral resolution was strongly influenced by the concentration of the CDs and buffer pH. The effects of the substitution degree (DS) and the chain length (n) of the 6-oligo(lactic acid) groups of 6-OLA-β-CD on separations were also investigated.