HPTLC and TLC
TLC and HPTLC are both planar chromatography techniques in which substances are separated on a flat thin layer of stationary phase mounted on a glass or foil support using a nearly unlimited choice of mobile phases. Thin layer chromatography (TLC) is a simple, flexible and cost effective separation technique that enables the simultaneous analysis of many substances. It is generally a manual technique, which makes it easy and inexpensive.
What is HPTLC?
HPTLC has many uses and applications in a variety of industries, and there are more still that have been largely unexplored!
It provides many unique advantages over more popular analytical techniques.
Quick analysis time
Simple sample preparation
Multiple samples can be run and analysed in parallel
Single use plate means no clean-up and no cross-contamination
A greater variety of solvents can be used for the mobile phase (compared to HPLC)
Lower solvent consumption (compared to TLC and HPLC) make it a low cost and environmentally friendly technique
Multiple detections can be carried out on one plate after development
Suitable for both chemical and biological analysis
A visual technique that allows for simple interpretation
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