All Chromatography articles

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    Learning at home for 16–18

    2020-03-26T16:14:00Z

    Use these curriculum-relevant resources and activities remotely with your 16–18 classes

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    Frozen in time

    2019-11-06T09:56:00Z

    What chemical clues locked away in ancient ice tell us about Earth’s history

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    Freeing the world from chemical weapons

    2019-10-28T14:28:00Z

    Chemists have helped destroy 97% of declared banned substances, finds Andy Extance, and are pushing to get the rest

  • An image showing three thin layer chromatography plates; each is suspended in a measuring flask using a lolly stick and paper clip, the flasks are all on a workbench.
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    Let them get it wrong

    2019-09-03T10:27:00Z

    How making mistakes improves learning

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    Edible chemistry

    2019-05-07T09:52:00Z

    Exploring the role of flavour chemists in the food and drink industry

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    Structure determination starter (16–18)

    Practice interpreting 1H and 13C NMR, mass spectra, and thin layer chromatograms with these Starter for ten questions. 

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    Chromatography: Techniques

    Learn about two fundamental techniques underpinned by chromatography: high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC-MS)

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    Introduction to spectroscopy

    Get back to basics with this primer on the principles of spectroscopic techniques, including infrared (IR), ultraviolet-visible (UV-vis) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). To make it even easier, each technique has clear explanations and descriptions supported by animations.

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    Chromatography

    Chromatography covers a broad range of physical methods used to separate and/or analyse complex mixtures. It can be preparative or analytical and has a wide range of applications.

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    Separation techniques

    2018-11-26T12:04:00Z

    Distilling the essentials of separation

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    Aspirin screen experiment

    Get students aged 16–18 running their own organic synthesis on a computer or tablet before taking part in the real thing. This resource also features an in-depth practical guide and a set of worksheets covering the theory.

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    How hot are chilli peppers?

    This resource explores the chemistry of capsaicinoids and the properties they give to chillies.

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    The chemistry of flavour

    Worksheets and videos on the molecules responsible for flavour, and how cooking affects cell walls.

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    Chromatography fights food fraud

    2018-06-04T11:58:00Z

    How chromatography helped solve a food safety crisis – includes classroom resources.

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    Paracetamol book

    This book consists of seven freestanding activities that can be used singly or as a coherent package in a wide range of teaching and learning situations in both academic and vocational courses.

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    Aspirin

    Students undertake the synthesis and analysis of aspirin.

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    Aspirin book

    This book contains eight free-standing activities that can be used singly or as a coherent package in a wide range of teaching and learning situations for both academic and vocational courses.

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    Know your poison: the festival chemical safety net

    2017-08-16T15:33:00Z

    How analytical chemistry helps reduce the harms of drug use

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    Practical chromatography

    2017-03-09T08:10:00Z

    Ideas for enhancing practical chromatography

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    Outreach: chromatography, how black is a black pen?

    2016-12-14T11:23:00Z

    Inside many black pens is a rainbow of colour trying to get out. Black ink is often made from a blend of other colours. In this activity you can try out paper chromatography to separate this mixture of inks.