Colloidal Crystals Enter Trial Separation

Royal Society of Chemistry reports that a research team from the University of Arizona, Tuscan has showed that the separation ability of colloidal crystal was superior to that of high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). The researchers are testing its potential for separating more complex mixtures of peptides and proteins.

Royal Society of Chemistry reports that a research team from the University of Arizona, Tuscan has showed that the separation ability of colloidal crystal was superior to that of high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). The researchers are testing its potential for separating more complex mixtures of peptides and proteins.

Colloidal crystals made of self-assembling silica particles are highly effective at separating a variety of different compounds on a very small scale. The particles use separation mechanisms associated with both electrophoresis and chromatography.

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