Saccharides cannot be separated using standard HPLC columns,
because these compounds possess low hydrophobicity and are not
retained. It is also difficult to obtain good separation even if
the compounds are retained, because the composition and structure
of these molecules are very similar. The COSMOSIL 5NH2-MS
aminopropyl column is highly recommended for the effective
separation of monosaccharides and oligosaccharides. These columns
are also recommended for adsorption chromatography.