Understanding LC Column Attributes – What’s Important for Your Chromatography?

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Have you ever wondered how the LC column creates a separation? What attributes are important, what do they do, and how to use them to your advantage? This open-access course is designed to take you from beginner to advanced in understanding column selection and method development. It will cover the key aspects of the LC column from the base particle to the bonded phase and even the hardware.


The full "Understanding LC Column Attributes - What's Important for Your Chromatography?" open-access course includes six tracks, including:

  • Column Particle technologies: the good, the bad, and the ugly
  • Base particles: the key attributes that impact retention
  • Solid-core particles: How do they provide higher column efficiency and lower back pressure?
  • Ligands: C18, Phenyl, PFP…How to choose?
  • What determines the lifetime of the column and how can you extend it?
  • The perfect match: Selecting columns to maximize performance on your LC system

Once you complete all the tutorials in this module, including answering all the quiz questions correctly, you will receive a certificate of completion.

The Presenter

Jonathan Turner is the Product Marketing Manager for analytical UPLC, UHPLC, and HPLC columns at Waters Corporation.

He joined Waters Corporation in 2006 as a research chemist in the Chemistry Research and Development Group. From 2006 to early 2015 his role was to design, develop, and evaluate new novel stationary phases for both small molecule and large molecule separations. In 2015 Jonathan transitioned from the laboratory to the Chemistry Product Management Group; in this new role he uses his expertise in chromatographic media to help design, develop, and commercialize new modern stationary phases.

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Published  May 11, 2022

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