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Superheated water: the ultimate green solvent for separation science

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posted on 07.07.2006, 17:06 by Roger Smith
Normally, chromatographers regard water in reversed-phase chromatography as a largely inert diluent, which acts to weaken the “active organic modifier”, and as a “poor” solvent for most organic compounds, unless aided by ionisation. We rarely comment on its effect in separation science or consider if it has changeable properties that we can exploit. With a few exceptions, most liquid chromatography is carried out between 30 and 50°C, however, elevated temperature has a profound effect, both on the properties and separation power of water, that we are only just starting to exploit.

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SMITH, R.M., 2006. Superheated water: the ultimate green solvent for separation science. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry , 385(3), pp 419 - 421

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© Springer-Verlag

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2006

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This article was published in the journal, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry [© Springer] and is also available at: http://www.springerlink.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&issn=1618-2642&volume=385&issue=3&spage=419.

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1618-2642

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en