Universal HPLC detector offers near nanogram sensitivity

NQAD is said to be a major advance in high-performance liquid chromatography detection

The Nano Quantity Analyte Detector (NQAD) is a different kind of aerosol-based detector for HPLC

Dorton Analytical, a UK supplier of laboratory equipment, says its ultra-sensitive, universal Nano Quantity Analyte Detector (NQAD) is a major advance in high-performance liquid chromatography detection.

The NQAD is a different kind of aerosol-based detector for HPLC, the company says. Based on Condensation Nucleation (CNLSD) technology, the NQAD has the ability to detect sub-nanogram levels.

Benefiting from ultra-high sensitivity, the detector is suitable for searching for drug impurities, degradation products, excipients and when industrial hygiene is a concern. Both easy and hard-to-measure compounds can be quantified accurately with minimal sample preparation, the company says.

The NQAD detector also offers a wide dynamic range with superior linearity compared with other aerosol-based detectors. Chromophores and fluorophores are not needed for detection, thereby eliminating or decreasing the need for compound derivatisation. The detector is optimised for use in UHPLC, HPLC and SFC.

The company says it is easy to install and operate and therefore ideal for use in any laboratory.

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