Request for research equipment: Ultra Performance Supercritical Fluid Chromatograph (UPSFC)

15 June 2012 → 30 June 2016
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Analytical chemistry
    • Other chemical sciences
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Nutrition and dietetics
    • Pharmaceutical analysis and quality assurance
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal production
    • Food sciences and (bio)technology
UPSFC bio-analysis SFC green chromatography
Project description

UPSFC is comparable with HPLC but mainly uses supercritical CO2 as mobile phase, resulting in upto 98% reduction in the use of organic solvents. Moreover, UPSFC has a different selectivity than HPLC, making it complementary to the existing HPLC equipment in the lab. The UPSFC will, amongs others, be used in methods where problems are encountered with HPLC.