Recent progress in enantiomeric separation by capillary electrochromatography.Electrophoresis. 2002 Nov; 23(22-23):4005-21.E
Recent progress in enantiomeric separations by capillary electrochromatography (CEC) is reviewed. The development of simple and robust CEC column technologies plays an important role for popularization of CEC. During the last several years, various approaches for the preparation of enantioselective columns have been reported. Currently, the monolithic column technology (continuous beds) represents the most advanced approach for the preparation of CEC columns. The development of new chiral stationary phase used for CEC is another important issue in this field. Fundamental investigations on electrochromatographic behaviors of various CSPs are necessary in order to understand the separation mechanism and thus improve the separation performance. Some chiral stationary phases performed better under nonaqueous CEC conditions than reversed-phase conditions. Coupling CEC with mass spectrometry (MS) provides a powerful tool for enantiomeric separation. Finally, some applications of enantiomeric separation by CEC are summarized.