Eluotropic Values
Burdick & Jackson solvents are arranged in alphabetical order listing eluotropic values, solvent strength parameters which are proportional to the adsorption energy of the solvent on a specific chromatographic support.

 
 

on Alumina

on Octadecylsilane

on Silica

Acetone

0.56

8.8

0.53

Acetonitrile

0.65

0.52

3.1

n-Butyl Alcohol

0.7

   
n-Butyl Chloride

0.26

 

0.20

Chlorobenzene

0.30

   
       
Chloroform

0.40

 

0.26

Cyclohexane

0.04

 

0.03

Cyclopentane

0.05

   
Dichloromethane

0.42

 

0.30

N,N-Dimethylformamide  

7.6

 
       
Dimethyl Sulfoxide

0.62

   
1,4-Dioxane

0.56

11.7

0.51

Ethyl Acetate

0.58

 

0.48

Ethyl Ether

0.38

 

0.43

Ethylene Dichloride

0.49

   
       
Heptane

0.01

 

0.01

Hexane

0.01

 

0.01

Iso-Octane

0.01

   
Isopropyl Alcohol

0.82

8.3

0.60

Methanol

0.95

1.0

0.70

       
2-Methoxyethanol

0.74

   
Methyl t-Butyl Ether

0.35

 

0.48

Methyl Ethyl Ketone

0.51

   
Methyl Isobutyl Ketone

0.43

   
Pentane

0.00

 

0.00

       
n-Propyl Alcohol

0.82

10.1

 
Pyridine

0.7
 

   
Tetrahydrofuran

0.45

3.7

  0.53

Toluene

0.29

 

0.22

1,1,2-Trichlorotrifluoroethane

-0.25

 

0.02

       
o-Xylene

0.26
 

   

Not included:

    n-Butyl Acetate
    o-Dichlorobenzene
    Dimethyl Acetamide
    Ethyl Alcohol
    Glyme
    Isobutyl Alcohol
    Isopropyl Myristate
    Methyl Isoamyl Ketone
    Methyl n-Propyl Ketone
    N-Methylpyrrolidone
    Petroleum Ether
    Propylene Carbonate
    1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene
    Triethylamine
    Trifluoroacetic Acid
    Water