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One of these phases is a mobile phase and the other is a stationary phase.
Developments in the field of chromatography Year Scientist(s) Comments 1834 Runge,F.F. Used unglazed paper and/or pieces of cloth for spot testing dye mixtures and plant extracts 1850 Runge,F.F. Separated salt solutions on paper 1868 Goppelsroeder. F Introduced paper strip (capillary analysis) analysis of dyes, hydrocarbons, milk, beer, colloids, drinking and mineral waters, plant and animal pigments 1878 Schonbein, C. Developed paper strip analysis of liquid solutions 1897 -1903 Day,D.T. Developed ascending flow of crude petroleum samples through column packed with finely pulverized fuller ’ s earth. 1906-1907 Tswett, M. Separated chloroplast pigment on CaCO 3 1931 Kuhn,R. et al. Introduced liquid-solid chromatography for separating egg yolk xanthophylls 1940 Tiselius, A. Earned Nobel prize in 1948; developed adsorption analyses and electrophoresis 1940 Wilson, J.N. Wrote first theoretical paper on chromatography: assumed complete equilibrium and linear sorption isotherms; qualitatively defined diffusion, rate of adsorption, and isotherm nonlinearity
1941 Tiselius, A. Developed liquid chromatography and pointed out frontal analysis, elution analysis, and displacement development 1941 Martin, A.J.P. and Synge, R. L. M. Presented first model that could describe column efficiency; developed liquid-liquid chromatography; received nobel prize in 1952 1944 Consden, R., Gordon, A.H., and Martin, A..J.P Developed paper chromatography 1946 Claesson,S. Developed liquid-solid chromatography with frontal and displacement development analysis; coworker A. Tiselius 1949 Martin A.J.P. Contributed to relationship between retention and thermodynamic equilibrium constant 1951 Cremer, E. Introduced gas-solid chromatography 1952 Phillips, C.S.G. Developed liquid-liquid chromatography by frontal technique 1955 Glueckauf, E. Derived first comprehensive equation for the relationship between HETP and particle size, particle diffusion, and film diffusion ion exchange 1956 Van Deemter, J.J. Developed rate theoryby simplifying work of Lapidus and Ammundson to Gaussian distribution function 1957 Golay, M. Reported the development of open tubular columns 1965 Giddings, J.C. Reviewed and extended early theories of chromatography
MOBILE PHASE STATIONARY PHASE PRINCIPLE OF SEPARATION CONTAINER NAME OF THE CHROMATOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUE LIQUID SOLID DIFFERENCES IN ADSORPTION COLUMN LIQUID-SOLID ADSORPTION COLUMN CHROMATOGRAPHY LIQUID SOLID DIFFERENCES IN ADSORPTION THIN LAYER LIQUID-SOLID ADSORPTION THIN LAYER CHROMATOGRAPHY LIQUID LIQUID DIFFERENCES IN PARTITIONING COLUMN LIQUID-LIQUID PARTITION COLUMN CHROMATOGRAPHY LIQUID LIQUID DIFFERENCES IN PARTITIONING THIN LAYER LIQUID-LIQUID PARTITION THIN LAYER CHROMATOGRAPHY GAS LIQUID DIFFERENCES IN PARTITIONING COLUMN GAS-LIQUID-PARTITION COLUMN CHROMATIGRAPHY GAS SOLID DIFFERENCES IN ADSORPTION COLUMN GAS-SOLID ADSORPTION COLUMN CHROMATOGRAPHY
GAS LIQUID/ SOLUTION CLASSIFICATION OF DIFFERENT CHROMATOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUES Stationary phase is solid Stationary phase is a liquid coated on the surface of an inert solid support gas - solid - adsorption chromatography gas - liquid - partition chromatography Mobile phase is Gas and all the solutes being separated are in gaseous phase under experimental conditions Mobile phase is liquid and all the solutes being separated are in liquid/solution state
Liquid / Solution Chromatography ADSORPTION : Separation of solutes on the basis of their degree of adsorption on the surface of an adsorbent. PARTITION : Separation of solutes on the basis of their differences in partition coefficient of solutes in two mutually immiscible solvents. ION EXCHANGE : Separation of similarly charged ions based on the differences in the degree of their affinity towards the ion exchange resin. SIZE EXCLUSION : Separation of solutes based on the differences in their molecular weights or sizes. ELECTROPHORETIC : Separation based on the movement of charged solutes to opposite poles under the applied electrical field. AFFINITY : Separation of solutes based on specific affinity of solutes on the specific sites of the stationary phase.
Michael Tswett discovered liquid chromatography in 1906 and till late 1950 ,liquid chromatography lacked the attributes of gas chromatography and was being done on columns ,papers and thin layer plates .
Modern Liquid Chromatography got a place in the early 1960’s by a combination of the experiences gained with Gas Chromatography and Ordinary Column Chromatography.
Researchers working with liquid chromatography vigorously started making attempts to achieve all the attributes of gas chromatography to liquid chromatography.
Which IDEAL MATERIAL should be selected in place of glass?
STAINLESS STEEL due to its chemical inertness & mechanical strength.
Previous condition :- Liquid mobile phase moving across the stationary phase in a glass column under atmospheric pressure. Present condition :- Liquid mobile phase with high migration velocity moving across the stationary phase in a stainless steel column under high pressure.. Will the column separation efficiency of the latter be good? NO
With the increase in the liquid mobile phase velocity under high pressures, solute molecules will not get enough time to interact with the stationary phase and separation efficiency will be reduced and we will not be able to achieve good separation of solutes.
How can we achieve good column separation efficiency?
By reducing the Particle size of the stationary phase
2. By reducing the width of chromatographic column.
We use Narrow bore (3mm, id) SS columns filled with small particles of stationary phase support (5µ) will give us high separation efficiency with low analytical time when liquid mobile phase moves through the column under high pressures of the order of 500 –5000 psi.
Can the physically coated stationary phases used in GC be used in narrow bore SS columns through which liquid mobile phase moves under high pressures? Obviously… NO
Because under high pressures of liquid mobile phase, physically coated liquid stationary phases will be removed physically or by dissolution in liquid mobile phase. We need physically&chemically stable stationary phase.
Chemically treated inert (not strictly) particles have free silinol group at their surface. Silica particle CCCCCC Si - OH Si - OH Si - OH Free silinol groups
Early attempts were then made to chemically bonded long chain aliphatic alcohols with the free silinol groups present on the surface of silica particles. Si - OH + HO - R - H 2 O Si - O - R
However these chemically bonded phases with Si - O - C bonds are stable only in acidic media.
We cannot restrict our separation work always in acidic media In basic media Si– O- C bond undergoes hydrolysis. Si - O - R basic medium Si - O H + R - OH
We therefore would like to use chemical bonding with ‘ Si ’ of free silinol groups which will be hydrolytically stable over a wide acidic to basic pH range.
Attempts were then made to carry out chemical reactions with substituted silane ( Si H 4 ) having suitable long chain of hydrocarbons attached to it.
-H Cl Si - OH 1 2 18 + Cl – Si – C – C C - H CH 3 CH 3 H H H H H H Substituted siliane 1 2 18 – Si – C – C C - H CH 3 CH 3 H H H H H H Si - O
This chemically bonded phase ( Si-O-Si bond ) is therefore mechanically strong and hydrolytically stable over a wide pH range (2-9).
At this stage we can say that the combination of pumping systems capable of giving liquid mobile phase flow under high pressures and chemically bonded, mechanically stable liquid stationary phases with desired polarity, pore size ,and their hydrolytic stability over acidic to basic pH range ,has allowed us to achieve faster analytical times and versatility of separating solutes with diverse nature.
About Pumping: Do our pumping systems allow us to have a pulseless flow of liquid mobile phase through chromatographic columns?
A reciprocating piston pump operation results in a pulsating flow of liquid mobile phase.
But for chromatographic separations we need pulseless flow of liquid mobile phase.
A reciprocating pump for HPLC The piston expels the liquid through a one way valve (Check valve)
The pumping rate can be adjusted by controlling the distance the piston retracts or by the cam rotating speed. This limits the amount of liquid pushed out by each stroke. How do we achieve a pulse less flow? If we introduce a second reciprocating piston pump and synchronize its function with the first one the pulsation is reduced considerably.
A dual piston reciprocating pump for HPLC Using common eccentric cam, it allows one piston to pump and other to refill. Thus we do get pulseless flow of liquid mobile phase with two synchronized piston pumps
When the liquid mobile phase is moving under high pressures through chromatographic columns, introduction of a sample on to the column will require some specially designed injection system. Introduction of sample?
The most popular and commonly used injector system, is the syringe –loop injector of the Rheodyne type. It is a fixed volume universal injector which allows introduction of micro litres of samples on to the chromatographic column.
With Rheodyne injector we have achieved “small sample” attribute of GC with liquid chromatography.
Thus so far with we have achieved the following attributes with LC
DETECTORS: As soon as the solutes are eluted they should be detected and quantitated with sensitive and specific or universal detectors.
We have universal detectors like : Refractive index detector is relatively less sensitive but can detect and quantitate all types of solutes Mass spectrometry detector is highly sensitive detector and can also help in structure elucidation.
With specific and universal detectors we have achieved the following attributes: High sensitivity High reliability and accuracy
Thus in place of glass column liquid chromatography now we have 1- Pumping system 2- Universal injector 3- Column 4- Detector 5- Recorder 1 4 5 2 3
1.Pumping system capable of giving pulseless flow of liquid mobile phase under high pressures of the order of 500 to 5000psi. *This makes fast analysis .
2.Universal injector which allows to introduce samples in microlitres. *This reduces sample size
3.Narrow bore SS columns with suitable chemically bonded phases with small particle size (3-5 µ ), desired polarity and pore size and hydrolytically stable over a wide acidic to basic pH range. *This gives high separation efficiency , high versatility in separating solutes with diverse nature.
4.Sensitive and Specific or Universal detector * This gives high sensitivity , reliability and accuracy of detection and quantitation of solutes.
5.Computing system allows to record and compute chromatographic results.
All the above factors add “ High Performance” to normal Liquid Chromatography. It is therefore known as “ H igh P erformance L iquid C hromatography” abbreviated as HPLC.