The thin layer chromatography is an physical-chemical separation process. It can be use to analyse the composition of an assay.
It offers the following special advantages:
- Low equipment effort
- Very fast
- High separation efficiency
- Low demand of substance
This method is used, for example,
- for the timely detection of the purity of the substance and
- for a check of the identity in comparison to an reference substance
In addition, with thin layer chromatography (TLC) you can follow with minimal effort the chemical reactions in the laboratory.
Upasil® 60 TLC – silica gel
Upasil® 60 TLC is a finely grounded silica for use in thin layer chromatography.
Besides the pure silica, there are also grades available containing binder (gypsum) and/or fluorescence indicator (254nm).