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All Posts Tagged: Column chromatography

How to do Column Chromatography

Column Chromatography: A Step-by-Step Guide on How to do it

Invented by the American chemist, D.T. Davy in 1897, Column chromatography is a technique to study the chemical composition of different natural petroleum products. Based on the principle of selective adsorption, the chemical mixtures are passed through a column of an adsorbent material and separated into its individual components. A typical column chromatography system consists of a solid stationary phase like glass, silica gel, alumina or cellulose, and a liquid mobile phase. Here are t
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HPLC Analysis - Role in Herbal Testing Laboratory

HPLC Analysis – Role in Herbal Testing Laboratory

Herbal products are becoming popular amongst the masses. However, establishing standards of quality control for the raw materials and standardization of finished herbal product pose a big challenge. Earlier traditional methods like foreign matter content, microscopic properties, and heavy metal analysis were used to detect any contaminants and assess the quality of the herbal products. But, in recent times many innovative techniques have been developed to test the quality of the herba
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Significance of Chromatography in Herbal Medicine

Significance of Chromatography in Herbal Medicine

Chromatography as a technique of separating and analyzing a mixture of chemicals is fast gaining popularity in various fields. Its scope and potential are no longer limited to the field of Chemistry. Talking particularly about the field of Medicine, the technique has an extensive use; some of which are highlighted below: Pharmaceutical companies deploy chromatography for preparing medicines from large amount of pure chemicals. If you wish to detect alcohol or some other drug in a pers
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The Truth of the Herbal Supplements

The Truth of the Herbal Supplements

Herbal supplements? Wow! They can boost your immune system, slow down the ageing process, and give you a glowing beautiful skin. And since they are herbal, they are natural and absolutely safe for consumption. That’s what majority of you think about the herbal supplements. Right? But is there anything you don’t know about these supplements? Is there anything which the promoters of herbal supplements hide from you? Let us first know what is herbal supplement? A herbal supplement i
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