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Amberlite® XAD®-2



Related Categories Adsorbent Media (Polymeric), Adsorbents (Resins), Amberlite, Amberlite & Amberchrom, Analytical/Chromatography,
packaging   pkg of 500 g
matrix   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
density   1.02 g/mL at 25 °C (true wet)(lit.)
  1.08 g/mL at 25 °C (skeletal)(lit.)


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.

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

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

WGK Germany 


Certificate of Analysis


Frequently Asked Questions

Which document(s) contains shelf-life or expiration date information for a given product?
If available for a given product, the recommended re-test date or the expiration date can be found on the Certificate of Analysis.
How do I get lot-specific information or a Certificate of Analysis?
The lot specific COA document can be found by entering the lot number above under the "Documents" section.
Is Amberlite XAD-2 ready-to-use?
No.Amberlite XAD2 is shipped imbibed with 5% NaCl & 1% NaCO3; it has not been specially processed nor cleaned. We suggest that it be extensively treated to a suitable preliminary elution and wash.
Do you offer a precleaned Amberlite XAD-2?
Yes.Supelco cleans Amberlite XAD2 for a variety of environmental applications.
May I purchase Amberlite XAD-2 in large quantities?
The largest package size of Amberlite XAD2 is 25 kg (Product No. 3025-U).
How do I find price and availability?
There are several ways to find pricing and availability for our products.Once you log onto our website, you will find the price and availability displayed on the product detail page.You can contact any of our Customer Sales and Service offices to receive a quote. USA customers: 1-800-325-3010 orview local office numbers.
What is the Department of Transportation shipping information for this product?
Transportation information can be found in Section 14 of the product's (M)SDS.To access the shipping information for this material, use the link on the product detail page for the product.
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