All Chromatography articles

  • An image showing an archive of ice cores
    Feature

    Frozen in time

    2019-11-06T09:56:00Z

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

  • An image showing a mask against chemical weapons
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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

  • An image showing a pop art style wallpaper, repeated images of a blue tongue sticking out of red lips, to illustrate an article on flavour chemistry
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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.

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    Separating mixtures

    In association with

    The ‘separating mixtures’ chapter from That’s Chemistry! This chapter looks at key ideas and activities that can be used to help students learn how sieving can separate particles of different sizes and other methods used for separating mixtures.