Introduction to HPLC


This presentation is the first in a series that will introduce you to the most widely used analytical technique in the world – high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). HPLC is a separation technique that allows you to separate, identify and quantitate the components in a sample. The objective of this session is to provide you with an entry level understanding of this technique. Topics to be discussed include chromatographic theory, the different modes of HPLC, a generic look at HPLC instrumentation, and where HPLC is used. In later sessions in this series some of the items discussed under these topics (i.e., columns, detectors and troubleshooting) will be discussed in greater detail.