Process Media

TSKgel Ether-5PW (20)

TSKgel Ether-5PW (20) resin is a hydrophobic interaction chromatography resin for biomolecule purification. The resin is composed of a base material of hydroxylated methacrylic polymer beads that have been functionalized with an ether ligand group. TSKgel Ether-5PW (20) is less hydrophobic than the Phenyl-5PW resins and is the best choice for the separation of very hydrophobic proteins or monoclonal antibodies. This resin has a 100 nm pore size and a 20 µm bead size.

TSKgel Ether-5PW (20) resin has a high chemical and mechanical stability, allowing cleaning-in-place (CIP) and high flow rates.  TSKgel PW resins vary from Tosoh’s TOYOPEARL resins by having a higher degree of crosslinking which is necessitated by the higher flow pressures needed when using smaller particles for chromatography. The increased level of crosslinking decreases the number of sites available for ligand immobilization when producing TSKgel PW hydrophobic interaction chromatography resins.

A TSKgel PW resin will have a lower dynamic binding capacity than the corresponding TOYOPEARL material, however; chromatographic efficiency, peak width, and resolution are improved because of their smaller particle sizes. In this way they are higher performing chromatography resins than their TOYOPEARL counterparts.

TSKgel Ether-5PW (20) resin is best used for high resolution process polishing steps. If a product with less resolution is needed, the larger particle TSKgel Ether-5PW (30) or TOYOPEARL Ether-650 resins may be used.

Because similarly functionalized TSKgel PW and TOYOPEARL resin types have the same backbone polymer chemistry, the selectivity for proteins and impurities remains the same.


P/NDescriptionResin VolumeParticle Size (µm)   Price
0043276TSKgel Ether-5PW (20)25 mL20  524
0016052TSKgel Ether-5PW (20)250 mL20  3,848
0016053TSKgel Ether-5PW (20)1 L20  -
0018437TSKgel Ether-5PW (20)5 L20  -


Product Attributes

Base bead: 5000PW
Pore size (mean): 100 nm
Particle size (mean): 20 µm 
Ligand type: Ether
DBC: 10 - 30 g/L 
Shipping buffer: 20% ethanol
pH stability: 1-13
Stability data: 10 years




Ether < PPG < Phenyl < Butyl < Hexyl
(least to most)

Code #DescriptionLiterature Type
IM02 Instruction Manual for TOYOPEARL and TSKgel PW-type ResinsInstruction Manual
IM14 Instruction Manual -- Principles of Hydrophobic Interaction ChromatographyInstruction Manual
PCAT03 TOYOPEARL, TSKgel and Ca⁺⁺Pure-HA Bulk Resin 2019 Product Guide -- Hydrophobic InteractionProduct Catalog
RIS0018 TSKgel Ether-5PWResin Information Sheet
P/NDescriptionPrice ($) 
0043278TSKgel HICPAK PW, 20 µm 875