When it comes to polar organic compound purification, many chemists turn to normal-phase flash chromatography often utilizing dichloromethane and methanol as the eluting solvents. While this can work, it often can be challenging to optimize due to methanol’s high polarity and protic chemistry.
This brochure presents the extensive range of instrumentation for flash purification from Biotage. To complement these products Biotage also offers a complete range of flash consumables, including columns in a variety of sizes packed with irregular and spherical silica, making Biotage your one-stop partner for your flash purification needs. Keywords: Isolera™ Dalton, Isolera™ Spektra, 10 Isolera™ Spektra One and Four, Isolera™ Spektra LS (Large Scale), Isolera™ Prime, Isolera™ ELSD-1080, Biotage® Flash 75/150, Biotage® Flash 400
Ease of use is what stands out as the top feature of Isolera™ flash chromatography system for Professor Anna Bernardi, head of the synthetic organic chemistry research group at the University of Milan. Her current research goal: developing sugar-like molecules, called glycomimetics, for healthier life.
As reversed-phase flash chromatography gains traction in medicinal chemistry labs the need to monitor its cost and safety are becoming more important. Commonly used reversed-phase solvents typically include water with an organic solvent such as methanol or acetonitrile – each have advantages and disadvantages.
Reversed-phase chromatography is typically used when you need to separate several milligrams of relatively polar compounds that either are not soluble in normal-phase solvents or are not compatible with bare silica because they react, stick, or both. If you are currently using reversed-phase at preparative scale, such as flash chromatography, you know the mobile phase limitations – water with either methanol, acetonitrile, or THF. As with normal-phase flash chromatography, when it comes time to purify you want your crude sample fully solubilized in the weakest possible solvent at the highest possible concentration. ACS 2016
The Isolera leak detection system is designed with safety in mind. Unlike vapor sensing devices with unreliable solvent vapor sensitivity, the Isolera leak detector’s sensitive, solvent-resistant refractive index (RI) monitor rapidly signals the Isolera flash system to stop pumping if any liquid, volatile or non-volatile, is detected thus protecting the chemist, system, and lab from potential hazards.
Natural product chemistry deals with discovering the previously unknown in nature. Compounds found in nature are typically found in low quantity and thus extractions are needed to isolate certain compounds classes or at least compounds with similar solubility.
Flash purification involves a simple liquid chromatography technique » Method development uses TLC as a way of deciding the parameters for the separation » Isocratic separations are easiest to develop, but gradient separations are more powerful » Software in the Isolera helps with conversion of an isocratic separation to a gradient » It is possible with the Spektra software to run step gradients » Loading options are dependent on the column type » SNAP offers the most flexibility » Care must be taken to choose the best loading option to get good purifications