Yu Yang | Authors


High-Temperature Liquid Chromatography

The use of high temperature is playing an increasingly important role in high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method development and optimization. Major advantages of high-temperature LC (HTLC) include shortened separation time, increased efficiency, and reduction in the use of organic solvent, but the accompanying decrease in mobile phase viscosity provides a lowering of column back pressure, allowing even faster separations, use of longer columns, and use of smaller particles. Here the author summarizes some of the latest findings in HTLC and addresses issues raised when columns and analytes are heated beyond the "normal" operating conditions.

Stationary Phases for LC Separationsat Elevated Temperatures

With the advent of column materials that can be used effectively at temperatures well over 100 degrees Celsius, high temperature liquid chromatography (HTLC) separations have gained more attention in the last few years. Advantages of HTLC include fast analysis time, better selectivity, improved column efficiency, and minimization of the use of organic solvents involved in the mobile phase.