Konstantin Shoykhet | Authors


Modern HPLC Pumps: Perspectives, Principles, and Practices

This instalment is the first of a series of four white papers on high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) modules (pump, autosampler, UV detector, and chromatography data system) to be published in 2019. This instalment provides an overview for analytical-scale HPLC pumps, including their requirements, modern designs, operating principles, trends, and best practices for trouble-free operation.

Generic UHPLC Method for the Simultaneous Analysis of Compounds with a Wide Range of Polarities

Appropriate analytical methods are required to evaluate the presence, metabolism, degradation, and removal of specific compounds in complex mixtures. There is an increasing demand to analyze samples with a wide range of polarities in a variety of applications, including environmental analysis, biomarker discovery, and proteomics. Multiple analyses on complementary columns are often needed to cover the separation of all compounds with a large difference in polarity. This article describes a generic method involving an ultrahigh‑pressure liquid chromatography (UHPLC) system equipped with two external switching valves to connect hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography (HILIC) and reversed-phase LC columns in series for the sequential analysis of polar and apolar compounds.