Whattype of TLC plate to choose?
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Various types of plates are available for thin-layer chromatography applications: classical TLC, high performance TLC (also called HPTLC) and preparative TLC (PLC).
The plate types are selected based on the type of analysis required and the available budget.
|Applications||Quick, inexpensive, flexible and classical separations||Highly sophisticated separation, complex samples||Purification on a TLC plate|
|Analysis||Qualitative||Qualitative & Quantitative||Quantitative|
|Detection||UV - Stains||Instrumented analysis (use of scanners for detection)||UV|
|Price||Lower prices than HPTLC||Higher prices than TLC||-|
[Mean Particle Size]
|5 - 20 μm [10 - 14 μm]||4 - 8 μm [5 - 6 μm]||5 - 40 μm [22 - 25 μm]|
|Layer Thickness||200 - 250 μm||150 - 200 μm||500 - 2,000 μm|
|Typical Sample Volume||1 - 5 μL||0.1 - 0.5 μL||5 - 20 μL|