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Supel-Select HLB SPE Tube

bed wt. 60 mg, volume 3 mL, pk of 50



PE frit (20 μm)
polypropylene hardware

Quality Level


MS friendly


bed wt., 60 mg


pk of 50


3 mL


Hydrophilic modified styrene polymer particle platform

matrix active group

polystyrene phase

particle size

50-70 μm

pore size

80-200 Å pore size

surface area

160-420 m2/g


food and beverages

separation technique

reversed phase

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General description

Retention Mechanism: Reversed-phase
Sample Matrix Compatibility: Aqueous solutions (biological fluids, water)

  • Hydrophilic modified styrene polymer
  • Developed for the extraction of a highly broad range of compounds from aqueous samples
  • Retention predominately based on reversed-phase; however, because the phase is hydrophilic modified, it is amenable to polar compounds as well.
  • Examples of more polar compounds that are retained and recovered include (but not limited to): pyridoxine (logPo/w -0.56), riboflavin (logPo/w -2.02), biotin (logPo/w 0.11).


[TM="Supel"-Select HLB SPE Tube may be used as an extraction cartridge for the solid phase extraction and determination of antibiotics in water samples using liquid chromatography electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry.

Features and Benefits

  • Excellent sample prep performance at a lower price
  • Amenable to generic methodology - save time, money, and headache during method development
  • Greater capacity allows for smaller bed weights = smaller elution volumes = time savings in sample processing
  • Resistance to overdrying allows for more robust methdology
  • Low UV and MS extractables for lower background and greater sensitivity
  • Stringent production and QC guidelines offer greater lot-to-lot, tube-to-tube, and well-to-well consistency for improved accuracy and precision

Legal Information

Supel is a trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Analysis of selected antibiotics in surface freshwater and seawater using direct injection in liquid chromatography electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry
Bayen S, et al.
Journal of Chromatography A, 1338, 38-43 (2014)
Pablo Vazquez-Roig et al.
Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry, 397(7), 2851-2864 (2010-05-01)
A simple and robust method using solid-phase extraction (SPE) and liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) for the simultaneous determination of 14 drugs of abuse and their metabolites (cocainics, amphetamine-like compounds, cannabinoids, and opiates) in surface waters has been developed.
Wei Chen et al.
Chemosphere, 163, 99-107 (2016-08-16)
A sensitive method for simultaneous determination of 20 trace organic chemicals (TOrCs, including preservatives, antioxidants, disinfectants, oestrogens, alkyl-phenols and bisphenol-A) in surface water and wastewater has been developed and validated based on the optimisation of solid-phase extraction (SPE) followed by
Martina Rejtharová et al.
Food additives & contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, analysis, control, exposure & risk assessment, 34(4), 477-481 (2016-12-06)
Monitoring of steroid esters in blood serum is desirable in order to detect the possible illegal use of natural hormones as growth promoters. A method for the determination of testosterone propionate, testosterone benzoate, testosterone isocaproate, testosterone decanoate and estradiol benzoate
Chiedza F Munyeza et al.
Biomedical chromatography : BMC, 30(6), 837-845 (2015-09-18)
Tigecycline (TIG), a derivative of minocycline, is the first in the novel class of glycylcyclines and is currently indicated for the treatment of complicated skin structure and intra-abdominal infections. A selective, accurate and reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS/MS)


Supel-Select HLB SPE for Pharmaceutical Analysis

Select HLB SPE is a hydrophilic polymer phase for analyte extraction from aqueous matrices. Here it’s used for statins in plasma and 48 pharmaceutical analytes in drinking water.

Solid Phase Extraction: Reversed-Phase Methodology

Reversed-phase interaction will retain most molecules with hydrophobic character; it is very useful for extracting analytes that are very diverse in structure within the same sample.


LC MS Analysis of Triclosan Irgasan in Waste Water

Protocol for LC MS Analysis of Triclosan Irgasan in Waste Water

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