New Luna PFP(2) HPLC Columns Consistently Resolve Difficult Compounds

Torrance, CA (January 28, 2008) – Phenomenex Inc., a global leader in the manufacture of separation science consumables, introduces a new line of Luna® PFP(2) (pentafluorophenyl propyl) columns. These new high-performance columns bring the advantages of Phenomenex’s Luna silica with the unique chemistry of a pentafluorophenyl for increased selectivity and reproducibility for difficult compounds. Using multiple selectivity mechanisms including hydrogen bonding, dipole-dipole, aromatic and hydrophobic, these columns separate challenging compounds that are highly polar, halogenated, isomeric or aromatic. Luna PFP(2) columns are ideal for pharmaceutical and natural products research and are particularly useful in taxane analysis.

“These new Luna columns resolve the reproducibility issues that have plagued difficult separations involving multiple selectivity mechanisms,” commented Jason Lam, brand manager for Phenomenex. “The unique manufacturing and quality control of our ultra-pure silica ensure batch reproducibility and column ruggedness – this means the selectivity advantages of the PFP ligand can finally be exploited.”

The new Luna PFP(2) columns are available packed with 3 or 5 µm particles and are offered in many different dimensions.

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