Amberlite® XAD®-2

pkg of 10 kg

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pkg of 10 kg


HPLC: suitable
LPLC: suitable


styrene-divinylbenzene (macroreticular)

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.)

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General description

Amberlite XAD-2, a hydrophobic copolymer of styrene-divinylbenzene resin which 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.
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
  • as adsorbent in the extraction of honey samples using column chromatography for HPLC analysis
  • in adsorption chromatography
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

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


Certificate of Analysis
Certificate of Origin
Sorption of sodium dodecyl sulfate on amberlite XAD-2 resin.
HIRAIDE, Masataka, Toshihiko SHIMA, and Hiroshi KAWAGUCHI.
Analytical Sciences, 10, 505-507 (1994)
Vinod K Jain et al.
Talanta, 79(5), 1331-1340 (2009-07-29)
Two novel azocalix[4]pyrrole Amberlite XAD-2 polymeric chelating resins were synthesized by covalently linking diazotized Amberlite XAD-2 with calix[4]pyrrole macrocycles. The chelating resins were used for extraction, preconcentration and sequential separation of metal ions such as Cu(II), Zn(II) and Cd(II) by...
Xinghui Xia et al.
Chemosphere, 78(11), 1329-1336 (2010-02-02)
Carbonaceous sorbents including black carbon (BC) and carbon nanotubes have attracted research attention around the world because of their effects on bioavailability of hydrophobic organic compounds (HOCs) in sediments and soils. In this research, (14)C-labeled and unlabeled phenanthrene were spiked...
Ayako Kanno et al.
The Journal of toxicological sciences, 35(6), 817-826 (2010-12-09)
Amberlite XAD-2 resin extracts of river and drinking water sampled from the Northwest district of Chiba Prefecture in each month during the period from January to December 2008 were investigated to characterize and determine their mutagenic potentials and polycyclic aromatic...
Claude Schummer et al.
Environmental pollution (Barking, Essex : 1987), 170, 88-94 (2012-07-10)
Passive air sampling has been shown to be a very interesting alternative to high-volume sampling by overcoming its disadvantages (size, weight, expensiveness). However, to date, only limited data is available about passive air sampling of current-use pesticides. In order to...

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