The preparation of wide bore (320 m) and narrow bore (50 m) fused silica capillary columns is described for immobilized cyanopropyl substituted silicones containing 60 and 88% substitution. The effect of high temperature deactivation with cyanopropylcyclosiloxanes was studied with a special test mixture. Curing was achieved with dicumyl peroxide or azo-tert-butane. The columns were evaluated and compared in terms of efficiency, activity, polarity, and temperature stability. Different coating methods were compared for the narrow bore columns. The activity of the 60% cyanopropyl columns that had been immobilized with dicumyl peroxide was significantly larger than for azo-tert-butane immobilized columns. The polarity of polar columns appeared to depend greatly on column temperature and is completely different for wide and narrow bore columns.
|Journal||HRC & CC, Journal of High Resolution Chromatography and Chromatography Communications|
|Publication status||Published - 1986|