What is Liquid Chromatography Testing?
Did you know that liquid chromatography was the first discovered in the 1800s? Used in the late 1890s, Russian botanist Tswett used liquid chromatography testing to separate and isolate various plant pigments.
He used the term chromatography (color writing) because of the colored bands produced on the adsorbent bed. Chromatography was not accepted immediately since Tswett wrote his paper in Russian and other scientists failed to get the same results when they repeated his experiments. It took an additional twenty years until liquid chromatography testing had a wider appeal.
The next stage in the development of
liquid chromatography testing took place in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Two scientists, Synge and Martin developed a form where they supported the stationary phase (water) on silica gel and then used it to separate acetyl amino acids. In their paper in 1941, they introduced the concept of gas chromatography in that they recommended replacing the liquid mobile phase with a gas to accelerate transfer between the two phases and for efficient separations. They also introduced the beginnings of the concept of high performance liquid chromatography by suggesting that using small particles and high pressure in liquid chromatography testing could improve the separation.
Today, liquid chromatography testing is widely used as a chemical analytical method. Generally, liquid chromatography is performed in either a column or a plane. Modern liquid chromatography typically uses very small packing particles and a relatively high pressure (high performance liquid chromatography – HPLC).
If your organization needs
liquid chromatography testing from a lab providing a widespread range of testing services, then look no further than Galbraith Laboratories. Galbraith tests a variety of products and materials using liquid chromatography testing methods. Whether your needs are routine regular testing or advanced customer analytical testing, Galbraith has the experience and expertise you need.
Galbraith provides the following liquid chromatography testing methods:
- High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
Make an appointment with Galbraith today to learn more about their liquid chromatography testing capabilities.