Advanced Peak Processing to Reduce Efforts in Method Optimization
December 10, 2019
Partial coelution of chromatographic peaks is an often-encountered issue in high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) analysis, despite best efforts in method development and optimization. Even though there are several ways of integration of overlapping signals, accurate quantification of single compounds using conventional photodiode array (PDA) detection is almost impossible without baseline separation. While extensive signal processing is well established in spectroscopic analyses such as infrared (IR) or nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), it has not yet been commonly adapted to improve chromatographic data evaluation. This article introduces the theory and application of a novel data analysis technique for PDA detection to accurately determine and quantify single compounds, even from overlapping peaks, without the need for mass spectrometry (MS) detection.