Core-shell particles lead the way to renewing high-performance liquid chromatography

  • Víctor González-Ruiz, Ana I. Olives, M. Antonia Martín
  • TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry, January 2015, Elsevier
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.trac.2014.08.008

What is it about?

we present the latest highlights and trends in the use of core-shell particles as stationary phases in columns for liquid chromatography (LC). These highly homogeneous particles have a diame- ter of 1.3–5 μm with a solid silica core and a porous surface that make their performance excellent compared to fully-porous particles. Use of these columns has been growing exponentially since their first large- scale manufacture in 2006, and they are an emerging trend in the analysis of biological, toxicological and pharmaceutically interesting compounds.

Why is it important?

We review the main theoretical aspects responsible for their surprisingly good chromatographic behavior and analytical features. We also summarize state-of- the-art analytical applications taking advantage of this column technology that is leading the current revolution in LC.

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