2-amino-N-(2,2,2-trifluoroethyl)-acetamide is a organic building block for synthesis of pharmaceutical products. Its purity is crucial for the success of the respective synthesis step. 2,2,2-trifluoroethylamine, glycine, and inorganic cations are of interest. Their total peak area is required to be < 2 % of the peak area of all peaks above the reporting level. Separation and quantification is achieved on a Metrosep C 4 - 250/4.0 cation column.