Chiral separation of amines by high-performance liquid chromatography after tagging with 4-(N,N-dimethylaminosulphonyl)-7-(2-chloroformylpyrrolidin-1-yl)- 2,1,3-benzoxadiazole.Biomed Chromatogr. 1994 Mar-Apr; 8(2):85-9.BC
Chiral tagging reagents, 4-(N,N-dimethylaminosulphonyl)-7-(2-chloroformylpyrrolidin-1 -yl)-2,1,3- benzoxadiazole (R(+)-DBD-Pro-COCl and S(-)-DBD-Pro-COCl), react with mirror image enantiomers of amines to produce corresponding diastereomers in the presence of pyridine as a catalyst. The maximal excitation and emission wavelengths of the resulting diastereomers were ca. 450 nm and 560 nm, respectively. The diastereomers derived from some aliphatic amines were resolved by a reversed-phase chromatography with water-acetonitrile or normal-phase chromatography with n-hexane-ethyl acetate as the eluent. The reactivities of both enantiomers of DBD-Pro-COCl to chiral amines were almost comparable, whereas a slight difference of fluorescence intensity was observed with S(-)-DBD-Pro-COCl. When (S-)-DBD-Pro-COCl was used as the derivatization reagent, amines corresponding to S-configuration were eluted faster than R-configuration. The opposite elution order was obtained with the use of R(+)-DBD-Pro-COCl, instead of S(-)-DBD-Pro-COCl. The Rs values obtained from 1-cyclohexylethylamine (CEA) having aliphatic ring structure was larger than those of amines (1-(1-naphthyl)ethylamine (NEA) and 1-phenylethylamine (PEA)) having aromatic ring structures.