20275 Supelco

Amberlite® XAD®-2



Related Categories Adsorbent Media (Polymeric), Adsorbents (Resins), Amberlite, Amberlite & Amberchrom, Analytical/Chromatography,
packaging   pkg of 100 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 commonly used as a sorbent. Amberlite XAD-2 resin sorbs organic compounds depending upon the aromaticity and size of the hydrophobic groups 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.
• Amberlite® XAD®-2 was used as adsorbent in the extraction of honey samples using column chromatography for HPLC analysis.
• Amberlite® XAD®-2 was used 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

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Safety Information

WGK Germany 


Certificate of Analysis


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