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Lesko, Marek
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Lesko, M., Kaczmarski, K., Samuelsson, J. & Fornstedt, T. (2024). Prediction of overloaded concentration profiles under ultra-high-pressure liquid chromatographic conditions. Journal of Chromatography A, 1718, Article ID 464704.
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2024 (English)In: Journal of Chromatography A, ISSN 0021-9673, E-ISSN 1873-3778, Vol. 1718, article id 464704Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this study, overloaded elution profiles under ultra-high-pressure liquid chromatographic (UHPLC) conditions and accounting for the severe pressure and temperature gradients generated, are compared with experimental data. The model system consisted of an C18 column packed with 1.7-µm particles (i.e., a UHPLC column) and the solute was 1,3,5-tri‑tert-butylbenzene eluted with a mobile phase composed of 85/15 (v/v) acetonitrile/water. Two thermal modes were considered, and the solute was eluted at the very high inlet pressures necessary to achieve a highly efficient and rapid chromatographic process, as provided by using columns packed with small particles. However, the high inlet pressure and high linear velocity of the mobile phase caused the production of a significant amount of heat, and consequently, the formation of axial and radial temperature gradients. Due to these gradients, the retention and the mobile phase velocity were no longer constant. Thus, simple mathematical models consisting only of the mass balance equations are unsuitable to properly model the elution profiles. Here, the elution concentration profiles were predicted using a combined two-dimensional heat and mass transfer model, also including the calculation of the mobile phase velocity distribution. The isotherm adsorption model was the bi-Langmuir isotherm model with Henry constants that depended on the local temperature and pressure in the column. These adjustments allowed us to precisely account for changes in the shape and retention of the overloaded concentration profiles in the mobile phase. The proposed model provided accurate predictions of the overloaded concentration profiles, demonstrating good agreement with experimental profiles eluted under severe pressure and temperature gradients in the column even in the most extreme cases where the pressure drops reached 846 bar and the temperature gradients equaled 0.15 K mm−1 and 0.95 K mm−1 in the axial and the radial directions, respectively. In such cases 36 % decrease of the retention factor was observed along the column and 2 % increase in radial direction. These changes, combined with the velocity distribution, shifted the overloaded elution profile’s shock towards the center of the column, advancing approximately 3 mm from its initial position close to the column wall. Ultimately, this resulted in the broadening of the elution band. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2024
Keywords
Chromatography, High Pressure Liquid, Hot Temperature, Models, Theoretical, Temperature, Water, Heat transfer, Isotherms, Mass transfer, Phase velocity, Velocity distribution, water, Concentration profiles; Elution profiles; Heat transfer model; High pressure; High-pressure liquid; Mobile phasis; Overloaded concentration profile, Ultra-high, Ultra-high pressure, Viscous heating, high performance liquid chromatography, high temperature, procedures, temperature, theoretical model, Thermal gradients
National Category
Analytical Chemistry
Research subject
Chemistry
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-98911 (URN)10.1016/j.chroma.2024.464704 (DOI)001179953000001 ()38330725 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85184520650 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Knowledge Foundation, 20210021
Available from: 2024-03-15 Created: 2024-03-15 Last updated: 2024-03-26Bibliographically approved
Lesko, M., Kaczmarski, K., Jora, M., Stavenhagen, K., Leek, T., Czechtizky, W., . . . Samuelsson, J. (2023). Strategies for predictive modeling of overloaded oligonucleotide elution profiles in ion-pair chromatography. Journal of Chromatography A, 1711, Article ID 464446.
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2023 (English)In: Journal of Chromatography A, ISSN 0021-9673, E-ISSN 1873-3778, Vol. 1711, article id 464446Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Due to their potential for gene regulation, oligonucleotides have moved into focus as one of the preferred modalities modulating currently undruggable disease-associated targets. In the course of synthesis and storage of oligonucleotides a significant number of compound-related impurities can be generated. Purification protocols and analytical methods have become crucial for the therapeutic application of any oligonucleotides, be they antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs), small interfering ribonucleic acids (siRNAs) or conjugates. Ion-pair chromatography is currently the standard method for separating and analyzing therapeutic oligonucleotides. Although mathematical modeling can improve the accuracy and efficiency of ion-pair chromatography, its application remains challenging. Simple models may not be suitable to treat advanced single molecules, while complex models are still inefficient for industrial oligonucleotide optimization processes. Therefore, fundamental research to improve the accuracy and simplicity of mathematical models in ion-pair chromatography is still a necessity. In this study, we predict overloaded concentration profiles of oligonucleotides in ion-pair chromatography and compare relatively simple and more advanced predictive models. The experimental system consists of a traditional C18 column using (dibutyl)amine as the ion-pair reagent and acetonitrile as organic modifier. The models were built and tested based on three crude 16-mer oligonucleotides with varying degrees of phosphorothioation, as well as their respective n – 1 and (P = O)1 impurities. In short, the proposed models were suitable to predict the overloaded concentration profiles for different slopes of the organic modifier gradient and column load. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2023
Keywords
Adsorption modeling, Inverse method, Ion-pair chromatography, Oligonucleotides, Overloaded profiles
National Category
Analytical Chemistry
Research subject
Chemistry
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-97500 (URN)10.1016/j.chroma.2023.464446 (DOI)001096330000001 ()37865023 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85174499047 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Knowledge Foundation, 20210021
Available from: 2023-11-24 Created: 2023-11-24 Last updated: 2023-11-28Bibliographically approved
Lesko, M., Kaczmarski, K., Fornstedt, T. & Samuelsson, J. (2022). A closer study of overloaded elution bands and their perturbation peaks in ion-pair chromatography. Journal of Chromatography A, 1682, Article ID 463491.
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2022 (English)In: Journal of Chromatography A, ISSN 0021-9673, E-ISSN 1873-3778, Vol. 1682, article id 463491Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

There is strong renewed interest in ion-pair chromatography (IPC) because of its great importance for separating new-generation biosimilar pharmaceuticals such as oligonucleotides. Due to the complexity of the IPC process, its mathematical modeling is challenging, especially in preparative mode. In a recent study, Leśko et al. (2021) developed a mathematical model for predicting, with good accuracy, overloaded concentration profiles for sodium benzenesulfonate, describing how the overloaded solute concentration profiles change from Langmuirian to complicated U-shaped, and then back again to Langmuirian profiles, with increasing concentration of the ion-pair reagent in the mobile phase. This study identifies and explains the underlying mechanism generating these complex peak shapes and band-shape transformations; this was only possible by visualizing and modeling the underlying equilibrium perturbations that occur upon injection in preparative IPC. In the 2021 study, the model was derived based on the concentration profiles obtained using a conventional UV detector principle, so the concentration gradients and perturbation zones of the mobile-phase components were not visualized. In this study, the necessary mechanistic information was obtained via complementary experiments combining two detection principles, i.e., refractive index detection and UV detection, with modeling efforts. The models correctly described the invisible equilibrium perturbations and how these formed internal gradients of the mobile-phase components. The models also explained the complex overloaded solute-band deformations reported in the recent study. In addition, a rule of thumb was developed for predicting experimental conditions that could result in deformed solute elution profiles and/or for avoiding these deformations. The latter is crucial for the practical chromatographer, since such U-shaped solute-band profiles are undesirable in preparative separation due to the broader elution zones, resulting in lower productivity than that of normal band shapes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2022
Keywords
Ion chromatography; Ions; Oligonucleotides; Refractive index, Band shapes; Concentration profiles; Ion-pair chromatography; Mobile phasis; Overloaded profile; Peak deformation; Perturbation peak; Phase component; U-shaped; U-shaped profile, Deformation
National Category
Analytical Chemistry
Research subject
Chemistry
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-92180 (URN)10.1016/j.chroma.2022.463491 (DOI)000864596900003 ()36122513 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85138054480 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Knowledge Foundation, 20210021
Available from: 2022-10-12 Created: 2022-10-12 Last updated: 2022-10-28Bibliographically approved
Lesko, M., Samuelsson, J., Kaczmarski, K. & Fornstedt, T. (2021). Experimental and theoretical investigation of high-concentration elution bands in ion-pair chromatography. Journal of Chromatography A, 1656, Article ID 462541.
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2021 (English)In: Journal of Chromatography A, ISSN 0021-9673, E-ISSN 1873-3778, Vol. 1656, article id 462541Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The effective separation of many solutes, including pharmaceuticals, can be performed using an ion-pair reagent (IPR) in the mobile phase. However, chromatographic separation and mathematical modelling are a challenge in ionpair chromatography (IPC), especially in preparative mode, due to the complicated chromatographic process. In this study, we present a retention mechanism and a mathematical model that predict overloaded concentration profiles in IPC using a system with X-Bridge C18 as stationary phase and tetrabutylammonium bromide in the 0 - 15 mM concentration range as the IPR. Two different mobile phases were used: (i) 15/85 [v/v] acetonitrile/water, (ii) 25/75 methanol/water. The model compounds were sodium salts of organic compounds with sulfonic acid functions. The analytical and preparative elution profiles were obtained for specified conditions. The analytical data were utilized to calculate the difference in electrical potential between the surface and bulk solution using firm electrostatic theory. In the preparative mode in a certain range of IPR concentrations, complicated U-shaped overloaded profiles were observed. In the other considered cases, Langmuir overloaded elution profiles were recorded. A multilayer adsorption model was derived, which is consistent with the dynamic ion exchange models. The model assumes that lipophilic IPR adsorbs on the stationary phase, creating charged active sites that serve as exchange sites for the solutes. The molecules of the solute can adsorb on the already formed IPR layer. It was also assumed that a subsequent layer of solute can form on the formed layer of complexes due to interactions between the solute molecules. The model takes into account the electrostatic attraction and repulsion of the molecules, depending on the considered situation. The proposed model allowed prediction of the overloaded concentration profiles with very good agreement for the model solute and followed the progression from Langmuirian, through U-shaped, to again Langmuirian profiles. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2021
Keywords
Ion pair chromatography, Overloaded profiles, Multilayer adsorption model, Implicit model, Electrostatic theory
National Category
Analytical Chemistry
Research subject
Chemistry
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-87295 (URN)10.1016/j.chroma.2021.462541 (DOI)000708707600004 ()34537662 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85115004396 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2021-11-22 Created: 2021-11-22 Last updated: 2022-05-11Bibliographically approved
Lesko, M., Samuelsson, J., Glenne, E., Kaczmarski, K. & Fornstedt, T. (2021). Predictions of overloaded concentration profiles in supercritical fluid chromatography. Journal of Chromatography A, 1639, Article ID 461926.
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2021 (English)In: Journal of Chromatography A, ISSN 0021-9673, E-ISSN 1873-3778, Vol. 1639, article id 461926Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Here, overloaded concentration profiles were predicted in supercritical fluid chromatography using a combined two-dimensional heat and mass transfer model. The heat balance equation provided the temperature and pressure profiles inside the column. From this the density, viscosity, and mobile phase velocity profiles in the column were calculated. The adsorption model is here expressed as a function of the density and temperature of the mobile phase. The model system consisted of a Kromasil Diol column packed with 2.2-µm particles (i.e., a UHPSFC column) and the solute was phenol eluted with neat carbon dioxide at three different outlet pressures and five different mobile phase flow rates. The proposed model successfully predicted the eluted concentration profiles in all experimental runs with good agreement even with high-density drops along the column. It could be concluded that the radial temperature and density gradients did not significantly influence the overloaded concentration elution profiles.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2021
Keywords
Density gradients, Heat balance, Mass balance, Overloaded concentration profiles, Supercritical fluid chromatography, Temperature gradients, Carbon dioxide, Effluent treatment, Gas chromatography, Supercritical fluids, Concentration profiles, Heat and mass transfer models, Heat balance equations, Mobile phase flow rate, Mobile-phase velocity, Radial temperature, Super critical fluid chromatography, Temperature and pressures, Mass transfer
National Category
Analytical Chemistry
Research subject
Chemistry - Analytical Chemistry
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-83351 (URN)10.1016/j.chroma.2021.461926 (DOI)000620295400003 ()2-s2.0-85100014900 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2021-03-05 Created: 2021-03-05 Last updated: 2022-11-25Bibliographically approved
Lesko, M., Samuelsson, J., Åsberg, D., Kaczmarski, K. & Fornstedt, T. (2020). Evaluating the advantages of higher heat conductivity in a recently developed type of core-shell diamond stationary phase particle in UHPLC. Journal of Chromatography A, 1625, Article ID 461076.
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2020 (English)In: Journal of Chromatography A, ISSN 0021-9673, E-ISSN 1873-3778, Vol. 1625, article id 461076Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In recent studies, the nature and magnitude of the temperature gradients developed in ultra-high pressure liquid chromatography (UHPLC), were found to be dependent on the heat conductivity properties of the column matrices, but also, on the principle used for controlling the temperature over the column. Here, we investigated the potential of using highly heat conductive diamond-based stationary phases (85 times higher than silica), for reducing the temperature gradients. The stationary phases investigated were a (i) Diamond Analytics FLARE column, based on particles comprised of a graphite core surrounded by a very thin diamond shell, and two silica hybrid columns: (ii) a core-shell silica Kromasil Eternity Shell column and (iii) a fully porous silica Kromasil Eternity XT column. Models were developed based on two-dimensional heat transfer theory and mass transfer theory, which were used to model the temperature profiles and the migration of an analyte band accounting for column efficiencies at different flow rates. For the silica-based columns, using water-controlled temperature mode, the temperature gradients along the column axes are suppressed whereas temperature gradients in the radial direction prevails resulting in decreased column efficiencies. Using these columns with air-controlled temperature mode, the radial temperature gradients are reduced whereas temperature gradients along the column prevails resulting in decreased retention times. With the Diamond FLARE column, there was no loss in column efficiency using the water-controlled temperature mode and the van Deemter curves are almost identical using both temperature control modes. Thus, for the Diamond FLARE column, in contrast to the silica-based columns, there are almost no losses of column efficiencies due to reduced radial temperature gradients independent on how the column temperature was controlled.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2020
Keywords
Column efficiency, Core-shell particles, Diamond FLARE column, Temperature control, Temperature gradient, Viscous heating, Diamonds, Efficiency, Heat conduction, High pressure liquid chromatography, Mass transfer, Shells (structures), Silica, Thermal conductivity, Thermal gradients, Column temperature, Conductive diamonds, Controlled temperature, Mass transfer theories, Radial temperature gradients, Temperature profiles, Two-dimensional heat transfer, Ultra high pressure liquid chromatography (UHPLC), Column chromatography
National Category
Chemical Sciences Analytical Chemistry
Research subject
Chemistry
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-78200 (URN)10.1016/j.chroma.2020.461076 (DOI)000552017600001 ()2-s2.0-85083067269 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2015-04627
Available from: 2020-06-12 Created: 2020-06-12 Last updated: 2021-04-01Bibliographically approved
Glenne, E., Lesko, M., Samuelsson, J. & Fornstedt, T. (2020). Impact of Methanol Adsorption on the Robustness of Analytical Supercritical Fluid Chromatography in Transfer from SFC to UHPSFC. Analytical Chemistry, 92(23), 15429-15436
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Impact of Methanol Adsorption on the Robustness of Analytical Supercritical Fluid Chromatography in Transfer from SFC to UHPSFC
2020 (English)In: Analytical Chemistry, ISSN 0003-2700, E-ISSN 1520-6882, Vol. 92, no 23, p. 15429-15436Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC), the retention of a solute depends on the temperature, density, pressure, and cosolvent fraction. Here, we investigate how the adsorption of the cosolvent MeOH changes with pressure and temperature and how this affects the retention of several solutes. The lower the pressure, the stronger the MeOH adsorption to the stationary phase; in addition, at low pressure, perturbing the pressure results in significant changes in the amounts of MeOH adsorbed to the stationary phase. The robustness of the solute retention was lowest when operating the systems at low pressures, high temperatures, and low cosolvent fractions in the eluent. Here, we found a clear relationship between the sensitivity of MeOH adsorption to the stationary phase and the robustness of the separation system. Finally, we show that going from classical SFC to ultrahigh-performance SFC (UHPSFC), that is, separations conducted with much smaller packing diameters, results in retention factors that are more sensitive to fluctuations in the flow rate than with traditional SFC. The calculated density profiles indicate only a slight density drop over the traditional SFC column (3%, visualized as lighter -> darker blue in the TOC), whereas the drop for the UHPSFC one was considerably larger (20%, visualized as dark red -> light green in the TOC). The corresponding temperature drops were calculated to be 0.8 and 6.5 degrees C for the SFC and UHPSFC systems, respectively. These increased density and temperature drops are the underlying reasons for the decreased robustness of UHPSFC.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
American Chemical Society (ACS), 2020
Keywords
Methanol Adsorption; Robustness; Supercritical Fluid Chromatography
National Category
Analytical Chemistry
Research subject
Chemistry - Analytical Chemistry
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-75765 (URN)10.1021/acs.analchem.0c03106 (DOI)000596727600023 ()2-s2.0-85096556120 (Scopus ID)
Note

Artikeln ingick som manuskript i Glennes doktorsavhandling (2019), då med titeln: Impact of Methanol Adsorption on Robustness in Supercritical Fluid Chromatography

Available from: 2019-11-18 Created: 2019-11-18 Last updated: 2022-11-25Bibliographically approved
Bagge, J., Enmark, M., Lesko, M., Lime, F., Fornstedt, T. & Samuelsson, J. (2020). Impact of stationary-phase pore size on chromatographic performance using oligonucleotide separation as a model. Journal of Chromatography A, 1634, 1-10, Article ID 461653.
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2020 (English)In: Journal of Chromatography A, ISSN 0021-9673, E-ISSN 1873-3778, Vol. 1634, p. 1-10, article id 461653Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A combined experimental and theoretical study was performed to understand how the pore size of packing materials with pores 60-300 angstrom in size affects the separation of 5-50-mer oligonucleotides. For this purpose, we developed a model in which the solutes were described as thin rods to estimate the accessible surface area of the solute as a function of the pore size and solute size. First, an analytical investigation was conducted in which we found that the selectivity increased by a factor of 2.5 when separating 5- and 15-mer oligonucleotides using packing with 300 angstrom rather than 100 angstrom pores. We complemented the analytical investigation by theoretically demonstrating how the selectivity is dependent on the column's accessible surface area as a function of solute size. In the preparative investigation, we determined adsorption isotherms for oligonucleotides using the inverse method for separations of a 9- and a 10-mer. We found that preparative columns with a 60 angstrom-pore-size packing material provided a 10% increase in productivity as compared with a 300 A packing material, although the surface area of the 60 angstrom packing is as much as five time larger.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2020
Keywords
Pore size, Ion-pair RPLC, Oligonucleotides, Gradient elution, Adsorption isotherm, Surface area
National Category
Chemical Sciences
Research subject
Chemistry
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-82499 (URN)10.1016/j.chroma.2020.461653 (DOI)000596387400022 ()33171435 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85095750807 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2021-01-21 Created: 2021-01-21 Last updated: 2021-02-21Bibliographically approved
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