Posts Tagged ‘C18’

What’s in a name? A C18 by any other name would not be the ARC-18

You have probably read or been told numerous times and in numerous ways that not all C18 columns are the same. And that is very true. Particle morphology, bonding chemistry, and add-ons like end capping all influence the retention and selectivity of this workhorse LC phase. At Restek we have an interesting C18 phase that […]

A C18 is a C18, right?

    Sorry, that actually is not true. Although many methods only list the USP code L1 for all C18 HPLC columns, there are many different varieties of C18 columns available from Restek. Here are some of the ways they may differ:   Differences in Silica Depending on the silica particle that the C18 phase […]

Resurrecting an old reverse phase LC column- should I, could I, how would I???

Well, if we had an Easter egg hunt and you found an egg that was from last year or the year before, you could probably tell the difference and you would know pretty quickly if it had gone bad.  Let’s just say that is not so easy with HPLC columns. If you’ve dealt with this […]