Automated Liquid-Liquid Extraction Methodologies

Martin Perkins

10th November 2016

Automation, Centrifugation, ChromSoc, Derivatisation, Diamond Jubilee, Evaporation, Liquid-Liquid Extraction, Mixing, MPS, MultiPurpose Sampler, Richard Davis, Solid Phase Extraction, SPE, Syngenta Research Laboratories, Vortexing,

In October, Anatune attended the Diamond Jubilee Year ChromSoc meeting hosted by Syngenta Research Laboratories.  The meeting was accompanied with Anatune demonstrating live in the exhibitors area, how sample preparation such as liquid-liquid extraction (LLE) can be completely automated using the GERSTEL MPS.

At the meeting, Richard Davis, an Applications Chemist for Anatune, gave a presentation on recent projects for automation of LLE methodologies on-line in conjunction with the Agilent 5977B High Efficiency Source Mass Spectrometer.  This discussed automation options such as mixing/vortexing, evaporation, derivatisation, centrifugation, and solid phase extraction.

Highlights of the presentation were how automation of existing methodologies are:

  • Fast
  • Robust
  • Reproducible
  • Safe

Benefits included:

  • Thousands of manual working hours per year saved
  • Reduced solvent use
  • Reduced running costs
  • Production of quality analytical data

You can download a PDF copy of the presentation here.

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