The Application Notebook-12-01-2005

Polystyrene-divinylbenzene (PS-DVB) trap columns have been evaluated for microcolumn switching applications. In contrast to traditional stationary phases, which consist of packed particles, the monolithic separation medium is made of a continuous, rigid polymeric rod with a porous structure. The absence of intraparticular void volume increases separation efficiency, allowing for faster separations. Column lifetime is higher compared to packed columns.

The Application Notebook

Dionex has developed an autosampler with very precise sample preconcentration capabilities. When analyte detection is no longer possible even with a large loop injection, sample preconcentration (loading a sample through a concentrator column and eluting the concentrate) is used.