Volume 92 Issue 18 | pp. 10-13
Issue Date: May 5, 2014

Cover Story

Supercritical Fluid Chromatography Seeks New Users

Decades-old separation method has reemerged as an analytical tool, but it remains unclear whether it can gain broader acceptance
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Analytical SCENE
Keywords: separations, chromatography, SFC, supercritical fluid, chiral separations
 

Supercritical fluid chromatography, or SFC, has been around for decades. During that time, the separation technique has fallen in and out of and back in favor. But it has consistently been relegated to niche status. Could that finally be changing? Instrument manufacturers certainly hope so.

In the past several years, instrument companies Agilent Technologies and Waters Corp. have both brought out new analytical SFC instruments. The companies are optimistic that these instruments, which . . .

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