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Amberlite® XAD®-2

pkg of 500 g

CAS Number:

Quality Level


beads (small)


pkg of 500 g


HPLC: suitable
LPLC: suitable


styrene-divinylbenzene (macroreticular)

matrix active group


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.)

separation technique

reversed phase

storage temp.


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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

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Do you offer a precleaned Amberlite XAD-2?

    Yes.  Supelco cleans Amberlite XAD2 for a variety of environmental applications.

  5. May I purchase Amberlite XAD-2 in large quantities?

    The largest package size of Amberlite XAD2 is 25 kg (Product No. 3025-U).

  6. 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 or view local office numbers.

  7. 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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    Ask a Scientist here.

Trapping efficiency of polyurethane foam and Amberlite XAD-2 for various organochlorine compounds
Nerin, C., et al.
Fresenius Journal of Analytical Chemistry, 352, 609-611 (1995)
I Martos et al.
Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 48(5), 1498-1502 (2000-05-23)
European Eucalyptus honeys showed a common and characteristic HPLC profile in which the flavonoids myricetin (3,5,7,3',4', 5'-hexahydroxyflavone), tricetin (5,7,3',4',5'-pentahydroxyflavone), quercetin (3,5,7,3',4'-pentahydroxyflavone), luteolin (5,7,3', 4'-tetrahydroxyflavone), and kaempferol (3,5,7, 4'-tetrahydroxyflavone) were identified. Their contents, and relative amounts, in the analyzed honey samples...
M Tamura et al.
The Journal of biological chemistry, 260(17), 9672-9677 (1985-08-15)
Na+,K+-ATPase inhibitors have been found to exist in acutely saline-infused hog plasma, which also inhibit the specific binding of ouabain to Na+,K+-ATPase and the binding of digoxin to specific anti-digoxin antibody. Two of these inhibitors were purified by a combination...
Franco Ferrero
Journal of environmental sciences (China), 22(3), 467-473 (2010-07-10)
Batch adsorption from aqueous solutions in a slightly basic medium of Methylene Blue, up to 2500 mg/L, onto synthetic magnesium silicate (Florisil) of three particle size ranges (mean diameters of 112, 200 and 425 microm) was compared to the corresponding...
Ana Carolina Ribeiro Gomes et al.
Journal of colloid and interface science, 367(1), 370-377 (2011-11-15)
The adsorption of SPADNS (trisodium salt of 2-(p-sulfophenylazo)-1,8-dihydroxynaphthalene-3,6-disulfonic acid) onto resins XAD 2, XAD 7 and silica gel was studied in the presence and in the absence of the cationic surfactant CTAB (cetyl trimethylammonium bromide). At a ratio of 2.5...

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