Chromatographic techniques like HPLC or GC are commonly applied in analytical R&D and QC labs for identifying, quantifying and purifying the individual components of the mixture. The purity, concentration and composition of these components has a major influence on the quality of the final product, its efficiency, safety, shelf-life, and many other important product features.
To run a chromatographic analysis, many identical samples must be prepared and run through the whole analytical method to see whether the necessary details can be determined. HPLC and GC methods employ the use of known reference substances as standards, to gain traceable results from the evaluation. Therefore, reference standard preparation is a common daily task in most analytical laboratories.
This application note presents a quick and easy way to prepare accurate reference standards for HPLC and other chromatographic (analytical) methods. The method enables using less substance and solvent, ultimately significantly saving time and money.