Since the development of chiral stationary phases (CSPs), liquid chromatography has emerged as one of the
most useful methods for analyses and preparation of enantiomerically pure bioactive compounds. However, the key for
success of enantioseparation lies in the first place in the choice of a suitable CSP having enantioselectivity for the target
enantiomers. Thus, this work describes a comparative study of resolution of seven chiral derivatives of xanthones (CDXs)
on nine CSPs of different nature (four macrocyclic antibiotics, two Pirkle-type and three polysaccharide-based), under
multimodal elution conditions. The polysaccharide-based CSPs have proved to be most suitable to separate this group of
compounds, since all the CDXs were enantioseparated with excellent enantioselectivity and resolution. Six of the seven
CDXs were separated on macrocyclic antibiotic-based CSPs, however with low enantioresolution. The Pirkle-type CSPs
exhibited specificity on chiral discrimination behavior, presenting very high enantioselectivity for CDXs with aromatic
group linked to the chiral moiety. This comparative study provides valuable information in the field of enantioresolution,
and constitutes a useful background for subsequent studies of this important class of compounds.
Amylose tris-3, 5-dimethylphenylcarbamate, amylose tris-3, 5-dimethoxyphenylcarbamate, cellulose tris-3, 5-
dimethylphenylcarbamate, chiral derivatives of xanthones, chiral stationary phases, chirality, chirobiotic R, chirobiotic T, chirobiotic
TAG, chirobiotic V, enantiomerically pure, enantioresolution, enantioselectivity, liquid chromatography, Lphenylglycine,
macrocyclic antibiotic, multimodal elution, Pirkle-type stationary phases, polysaccharide-based stationary
phases, (S, S)-Whelk-O1.
CESPU, Instituto de Investigacao e Formacao Avancada em Ciencias e Tecnologias da Saude, Rua Central de Gandra, 1317, 4585-116 Gandra PRD, Portugal.