Best and Worst Organic Solvents to Use in LC

There are several critical characteristics to take into consideration when choosing the appropriate organic solvent to use in liquid chromatography. For example, high viscosity solvents may produce backpressures that are too high for the HPLC system used.

What the HILIC is HILIC?

Hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography (HILIC) is a chromatographic mode used mainly for the separation of polar compounds that are too hydrophilic to be retained in a reversed phase column.

10 Questions You’ve Always Wanted to Ask About LC

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Humanity in Science: Combating Counterfeit with Capillary Electrophoresis

The Humanity in Science Award was created in 2015 to recognize outstanding developments in science that could change human lives for the better. There were many runners-up who did (and do!) amazing things for humanity. Recently, The Analytical Scientist sat down with each of them to catch up, and find out how their ventures have progressed in the last 12 months.

Technical Tip: Bulk HPLC Sorbent Storage and Cleaning for Reuse

In the spirit of frugality, process chromatographers often want to save and store their media for future use. There are steps one can take to store bulk resins for short term and long term use, though it’s worth noting that the media will not last forever.

Technical Tip: Early Eluting Peak Shape

Depending on method conditions, early eluting compounds are apt to have poor peak shapes. Within are some steps that can be implemented to help minimize any distortions to early eluting peaks in gas chromatography.

How Does Temperature Affect a Compound’s Retention Time?

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The boiling point is the temperature where liquid has enough energy that molecules transferring into the vapor phase exert a pressure that is equal to the outside pressure. This allows molecules anywhere—not just the surface—to transfer to the gas phase.

Is Water Safe To Inject In Gas Chromatography?

In the first GC columns, gas chromatography phases were simply coated onto the column. This was mostly the case with packed columns, but also the same with the very first capillary columns. Injecting water onto these phases dissolved the phase and caused the phase to elute from the columns.

Technical Tip: Principle HPLC Conditions for LC/MS

High-performance (or pressure) liquid chromatography, more commonly known as HPLC, can be a useful tool to assist in the improvement or simplicity of mass spectral detection and analysis.

Technical Tip: Fronting Peaks

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