Statistical evaluation of linear and quadratic models of chromatographic retention was performed. The relationships describing retention were derived for a set of 23 carefully selected test analytes chromatographed on 18 HPLC columns using methanol-water or acetonitrile- water solutions as mobile phase. It was ascertained whether the square term in the quadratic model improves the description of chromatographic retention in a statistically significant manner. It was also checked whether the retention data extrapolated to a hypothetical neat water eluent (log kw) obtained with the two models and the two organic modifiers are equivalent or should be considered different.The research proved that both models yield similar results and the extrapolated log kw values do not differ statistically significantly in the case of methanol-containing mobile phases. In the case of acetonitrile- water systems the log kw values obtained with linear and quadratic models are normally statistically different. Correlation analysis for log kw vs. log P parameters was performed for data determined on six columns. The best correlations were achieved employing log kw data derived with the linear model for methanol/ water systems.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of High Resolution Chromatography|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|