Advanced Microwave Extraction System for GC and HPLC Analysis
source url Samples submitted for GC and HPLC analysis require pre-treatment. The fundamental step in sample pretreatment is the extraction of the compounds of interest from the sample matrix. This is the least evolved -many people still use the Soxhlet method invented in 1879-, most error-prone step in the overall analytical procedure.
The use of microwave energy to accelerate solvent extraction procedures was first described by Ganzler et al. in 1984. These researchers used polar, microwave absorbing solvents or mixtures to extract crude fat from food and pesticides from soil matrices. Microwave extraction rates were found to be significantly faster, with recoveries comparable or superior to traditional Soxhlet extraction, and with a substantial reduction of the amount of solvent required.
The new Milestone ETHOS X is an advanced microwave extraction system offering the best technology currently available for GC, GC-MS and HPLC sample preparation.
- High sample throughput
- Low running cost
- Effectiveness and Consistency