SMT TA C30 columns consist of Triacontyl as the functional ligand. The columns offer selectivities that are much different from C18 reversed-phase columns when applied to separation of carotenoid and related compounds. Carotenoids consist of very diverse groups of molecules that include nonpolar hydrocarbons and polar xanthophylls. These compounds have geometric and positional isomers with very subtle molecular differences that can pose challenges in separation. Previous efforts to separate these compounds with available C18 and other reversed phases have been unsatisfactory. SMT-C30 ligand provides sufficient interactive sites for complete partitioning of these positional isomers.
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C30: Triacontyl Columns
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SMT SAM TA C30 – Reversed-Phase C30 Column
TA C30 columns for very hydrophobic separations of carotenoid and related compounds
SMT SAM TA C30 – Guard Column
Guard columns are expendable small columns designed to remove anything that may interfere with the separation or shorten the lifetime of the primary column.