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A simple gradient equilibrium method for better separation in countercurrent chromatography
- Quan, Kai‐Jun, Xi, Xing‐jun, Huang, Xin‐Yi, Duan, Wen‐Da, Pei, Dong, Di, Duo‐Long
- Journal of separation science 2018 v.41 no.20 pp. 3863-3870
- countercurrent chromatography, flavones, models
- The stationary phase retention is one of the most important parameters in countercurrent chromatography. In this work, a simple gradient equilibrium method was developed to further improve the stationary phase retention based on the optimized condition in the traditional equilibrium model. Meanwhile, this novel gradient equilibrium method was used to separate three flavone model compounds and compared with the conventional isocratic equilibrium method to evaluate the separation efficiency. The results show that better resolution or shorter separation time could be achieved with gradient equilibrium compared to isocratic equilibrium. So this novel equilibrium method has enormous potential for obtaining a better separation or saving the separating time in the preparative separation of target compounds.