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Amberlite® XAD®-2

pkg of 500 g

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beads (small)

Quality Level


pkg of 500 g


not available in (Currently experiencing backorder delays due to raw material supply disruption)


HPLC: suitable
LPLC: suitable


styrene-divinylbenzene (macroreticular)

matrix active group


particle size

20-60 mesh

pore size

~0.65 mL/g pore volume
90 Å mean pore size

surface area

~300 m2/g


1.02 g/mL at 25 °C (true wet)(lit.)
1.08 g/mL at 25 °C (skeletal)(lit.)

separation technique

reversed phase

storage temp.


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General description

Amberlite XAD-2, a hydrophobic copolymer of styrene-divinylbenzene resin, requires longer purification process and is used as a sorbent. Amberlite XAD-2 resin depending upon the aromaticity and size of the hydrophobic groups sorbs organic compounds through low-energy physical interactions.[1]
Nonionic macroreticular resin that adsorbs and releases ionic species through hydrophobic and polar interactions; usually used under isocratic conditions.


Amberlite® XAD®-2 was used:
  • as adsorbent in the extraction of organochlorine compounds using Soxhlat extraction technique[1]
  • as adsorbent in the extraction of honey samples using column chromatography for HPLC analysis[2]
  • in adsorption chromatography[3]
Polyaromatic adsorbent resin for hydrophobic compounds up to MW 20,000: phenols, organic removal, surfactants, aroma compounds, antibiotic recovery. May be used as support for catalyst or metals removal. For cleaned US EPA versions, see Supelpak-2 and Supelpak-2B.

Legal Information

Amberlite is a registered trademark of The Dow Chemical Company or an affiliated company of Dow
XAD is a registered trademark of The Dow Chemical Company or an affiliated company of Dow

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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