Thin layer chromatography

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.

upagSIL 60 TLC – silica gel

upagSIL 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).