Determination of glycolate and lactate in varnish remover

Glycolate and lactate have to be determined in a dual phase varnish remover. Analyzed is only the upper aqueous phase. The separation is achieved on a Metrosep A Supp 16 - 250/4.0 column. The eluent composition is adapted to get a sufficient separation of glycolate and lactate without interference by formate and acetate. Conductivity detection after sequential suppression is applied.