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You can learn more about a particular area of chromatography.  We have a range of educational information available for you.

Chromatography Educational Material | Avantor

This knowledge note demonstrates how to achieve a high-yield preparative scale separation and confirm the purity of the resulting isolated fractions.


This article uses isocratic and gradient examples to demonstrate how significant reductions in mobile phase consumption and waste can be achieved by migrating existing methods onto smaller column formats which maintaining chromatographic results.


This knowledge note highlights how reducing the LC column internal diameter can help significantly reduce the environmental impact of liquid chromatography moving towards more sustainable laboratory practices.


This knowledge note reviews and compares the recent changes to allowable adjustments made by the USP. This includes the significant revisions that have been made to the guidance for gradient methods.


This Knowledge Note explains how to calculate and experimentally determine column volume and porosity.


Extra column volume and dispersion can seriously affect column performance. Here we explain why, how to experimentally measure and approaches to help reduce their impact.


The free to download ACE LC Translator can be used to simplify translating gradient methods between different format columns.


Determining the dwell volume of an LC system is very useful as it is the basis of gradient elution method transfer.


Have you ever been confused as to the best solution to a certain separation problem? We explain the effect of these parameters on performance.


One of the key variables in you method development is stationary phase selectivity. You can learn more about this important tool.


If you are looking for a clear introduction to the practicalities of HILIC, this is a comprehensive guide for those unfamiliar with this mode of HPLC.


How you can create the correct environment for the analysis of monosaccarides and reducing disaccharides.


Your choice of sample diluent in HILIC can have a profound effect on the chromatography. This note explains why.


It is essential to fully equilibrate your HILIC columns prior to analysis to ensure a stable adsorbed water layer.


Learn how UHPLC can be used to dramatically increase sample throughput and produce ultra-high resolution separations of complex samples.


This Knowledge Note introduces the key concepts of gradient chromatography and explains how to determine appropriate gradient conditions for a separation.


A discussion of how retention factor (k), can be used to compare analyte retention between systems for a defined set of method conditions.


This Knowledge note discusses how to calculate chromatographic resolution


Correct care and use is essential to maximise the lifetime of any (U)HPLC column. This Knowledge note summarises simple routine practices that should be followed to maximise performance.


This Knowledge note introduces the resolution equation and describes how chromatographers can control and vary the 3 parameters.


This Knowledge Note explains how poor connections can impact UHPLC performance and how to avoid these problems.


This article compares the characteristics of Methanol & Acetonitrile, such as UV cut-off, pressure and elution order before discussing how organic solvent selection can be a powerful method development tool.


A discussion of the key considerations for eluent choice and the negative effects that could be observed if an unsuitable diluent is used.


Some degree of band broadening is unavoidable, however this Knowledge note looks at the underlying theory in order to help minimise it’s impact on methods.


Analyte pKa, logP and logD measurements are useful parameters that can help determine the most suitable mode of chromatography, aid in diluent and mobile phase selection and help diagnose various issues such as poor peak shape.


This Knowledge Note provides the USP listing for all Avantor® ACE® phases, and the general description for all the USP Codes.*


This Knowledge Note outlines a simple and systematic protocol for screening new samples using reversed-phase conditions, that can help rationalise and streamline the development of new LC methods.


This Knowledge Note discusses the theory behind solid core technology and introduces the Avantor® ACE® UltraCore range of solid core columns.


This article demonstrates how throughput for existing isocratic and gradient analytical LC methods can be increased using existing HPLC instruments and, where applicable, by upgrading to UHPLC.


This short article examines different column diameters and the benefits they may provide for UV and MS analyses. Commonly observed reductions in method performance with smaller ID columns are also illustrated, and the proposed solutions to recapture metho


This Knowledge Note discusses the key parameters which require attention and shows how the Avantor® ACE® LC Translator can assist in simplifying the process to help achieve reliable method transfer.


This Knowledge Note summarises the allowable changes permitted for LC methods published in the USP and Ph. Eur. and additionally, demonstrates how these can be utilised to speed up methods and improve laboratory throughput.


This article discusses how guard cartridges protect UHPLC columns from contamination by sample impurities and irreversibly adsorbed solutes.


This Knowledge Note explains how retention of acidic, basic and neutral analytes is affected by mobile phase pH, as well as the requirements for carrying out separations at high and low pH.


This Knowledge Note discusses the impact that column temperature can have on LC separations, why it is important to consider during method development and limitations to avoid column and sample stability issues.