Authors: Jonathan Bisson , Marion Brunel, Alain Badoc, Grégory Da Costa, Tristan Richard, Jean-Michel Mérillon, Pierre Waffo-Téguo
Journal: Analytical Chemistry (RoMEO status: White) 88(20), 9941-9948, (2016)
Subjects: Analytical Chemistry Preparative chemistry Reverse engineering Hyphenation CPC NMR SPE
Centrifugal partition chromatography (CPC) and all countercurrent separation apparatus provide chemists with efficient ways to work with complex matrixes, especially in the domain of natural products. However, despite the great advances provided by these techniques, more efficient ways of analyzing the output flow would bring further enhancement. This study describe a hyphenated approach made by coupling NMR with CPC through a hybrid-indirect coupling made possible by using a solid phase extraction (SPE) apparatus intended for high-pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC)-NMR hyphenation. Some hardware changes were needed to adapt the incompatible flow-rates and a reverse-engineering approach that led to the specific software required to control the apparatus. 1D 1HNMR and 1H–1H correlation spectroscopy (COSY) spectra were acquired in reasonable time without the need for any solvent-suppression method thanks to the SPE nitrogen drying step. The reduced usage of expensive deuterated solvents from several hundreds of milliliters to the milliliter order is the major improvement of this approach compared to the previously published ones.