Analytical

Supercritical Fluid Chromatography (SFC) for Analysis and Purification (#53)

Supercritical Fluid Chromatography (SFC) is a chromatographic technique used for small molecule analysis and purification. SFC uses a carbon dioxide based mobile phase that allows faster analysis while often utilizing significantly less solvent than HPLC. SFC is a green separation technology reducing both organic solvent consumption and the energy required to reclaim the solvent. While SFC was developed fifty years ago, it has experienced a resurgence in the past ten years as evident by two large instrument vendors purchasing existing SFC companies.
While SFC has been popular for purification for close to twenty years, the past three years have seen great advances in the analytical SFC field. These advances in sensitivity allow analytical SFC to compete with HPLC in validated environments within the pharmaceutical and other industries.
The objective of the symposium will be to convene both academics and industrial researchers to discuss recent advancements in the fundamentals and applications of SFC in pharmaceutical, polymer, fuel, environmental contaminant, food and nutritional analysis. This symposium will be of interest both for scientists who are new to the field and for experts and it will cover all scales from analytical to preparative.
Last update: Dec 28, 2015