Solid Core Columns Recipient of
The Waters CORTECS UPLC 1.6 micron Columns are the recipient of an R&D Magazine R&D 100 Award. (Photo: Business Wire)
When paired with low-dispersion ACQUITY UPLC® systems, CORTECS 1.6 micron Columns set a new standard in LC column performance when compared to sub 2-micron fully porous particles columns and other commercially-available sub 2-micron solid-core columns. The higher efficiency achieved with CORTECS Columns allows laboratories to produce greater amounts of information faster with every chromatographic separation.
“We are excited and proud that the experts at
CORTECS Column particles feature a solid, impermeable silica core
encased in a porous silica outer layer where the interactions between
the stationary phase and the analytes occur. Waters CORTECS
Applications Notebook describes dozens of applications for CORTECS
columns, which are available in three basic chemistries. The CORTECS C18
Column is a general-purpose, high-efficiency, reversed-phase column
offering balanced retention of acids, bases, and neutrals at low and
mid-range pH. The CORTECS C18+ Column is a general-purpose,
reversed-phase column with a positively charged surface that delivers
excellent peak shape for basic compounds at low ionic strength acidic
mobile phases. And the CORTECS HILIC Column, ideal for LC-MS analyses,
is designed for the retention of extremely polar analytes and offers
orthogonal selectivity versus C18 columns. In an independent
study published in the
The product of more than 40 years of bonding and surface technology know-how and over a decade of knowledge and expertise in sub-2-micron particle columns, Waters CORTECS 1.6 micron Columns deliver the full benefit of solid-core particle technology. Researchers have evaluated and documented that CORTECS UPLC Columns are an ideal balance of performance and practicality.
In May of this year, Waters expanded the CORTECS family of columns with the introduction of a new line of 2.7 micron particle columns. Designed for analytical scientists who need to maximize performance on their existing LC systems, CORTECS 2.7 micron Columns operate at HPLC-optimized pressures while delivering high efficiencies, giving scientists the flexibility to use longer column lengths to improve resolution and higher flow rates to speed method analysis times. The CORTECS 2.7 micron columns are also scaleable to CORTECS 1.6 micron columns enabling scientists to future proof their methods while optimizing the performance their existing HPLC instruments.
Since the R&D 100 award competition began, Waters has won eight R&D 100 awards, most recently for its Oasis® 96-Well (micro) Elution Extraction Plate, XTERRA® Columns, ACQUITY® UPLC System and the ACQUITY UPC2® System.
For more information: www.waters.com/cortecs
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