You can use the Cogent Bidentate C18™ column in reversed phase (RP) with a high water content method. According to a 2014 third-party research article, if the analysis is done by reversed phase an ion pair agent is recommended to increase retention and reduce peak tailing. Here, 8 mM sodium sulfate was used in a pH 4.3 phosphate buffer mobile phase.

Cogent TYPE-C Columns work well with ion pair agents and will not be degraded. Also, the Cogent Bidentate C18™ is more Hydrophobic than other C18 Columns on the market due to the Cogent TYPE-C Silica™ Surface. Therefore you may obtain higher retention for this highly polar analyte.

As for Detection Methods, it was reported that Direct Detection can be achieved by the addition of a KOH solution to the sample. In this case, a narrow absorbance band was observed with λmax at 200 nm. Indirect detection could also be used; in this case, you add a UV absorbing compound in the mobile phase and obtain a negative peak.

If you try the method by ANP, we suggest the Cogent Diamond Hydride™ column. You will want to omit the Ion Pair Agent in this case and use a high percent of Acetonitrile in the mobile phase to obtain retention.

Cogent Bidentate C18 HPLC Column Ordering Information
Cogent Diamond Hydride HPLC Column Ordering Information