Aluminium Oxide Chromatography
In chromatography where less polar compounds need to be separated, aluminium oxide or alumina is commonly used for effective results. It is generally looks like a white to off white, fine-grained powder. It has more polar surface as compared to silica gel and has several acidic features that help chromatography process to be carried out with great success and purity. The effectiveness of aluminium oxide chromatography is determined by its internal surface area which is calculated by the diameter and volume of the pore.The analytical and preparative chromatography use different range of alumina mesh size depending on the required organic compounds separation and purification.
Silica gel and alumina are the two adsorbents which are mostly used in column chromatography. Alumina is more sensitive to the bounded amount of water as well as can adsorb higher water content, therefore, it is more often used in column chromatography where binding of organic compounds are required. Alumina oxide neutral, basic and acidic grades are used in chromatography application. According to the different chromatography procedures, alumina mesh size is used. Aluminium oxide is one of the most adaptable sorbents for preparative, flash and column chromatography. The main purpose of using alumina in different chromatography process is to follow the procedure of separating the mixture for the required pure compounds in an effectively and proficient way.
Such type of adsorbent is available in range of specifications that can be used based on the particular applications needs. Acidic and neutral alumina is used for separating the sensitive materials as per the required chromatographic application.
Applications of Aluminium Oxide in Chromatography:
- Research laboratories
- Industrial production
- Separation and purification of antibiotics
- Purification of natural products & herbals
- Separation and purification of amino acids, dyes, aromatic hydrocarbons etc
- As a supportive agent in aromatic chromatography
- Dehydration of organic solvents
- Removal of water from non-polar solvents
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