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Perspectives on the Future of Multi-dimensional Platforms


Two-dimensional liquid chromatography (2D-LC) formats have emerged to help address separation problems that are too complex for conventional one-dimensional LC. There are a number of obstacles to the proliferation of 2D-LC that are gradually being removed. Reliable commercial instrumentation has become available and data-analysis software is being improved. Detector-sensitivity and phase-system compatibility issues can largely be solved by using active-modulation strategies. The remaining challenge, developing good and fast 2D-LC methods within a reasonable time, may be solved with smart algorithms. The technology platform that has been developed for 2D-LC also creates a number of other possibilities. Between the two separation stages all kinds of physical (e.g. dissolution) or chemical (e.g. enzymatic or light-induced degradation) processes can be made to take place, allowing a wired variety of experiments to be performed within a single, efficient and automated analysis. All these developments are discussed in this paper and a number of critical issues are identified.

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The article was received on 07 Dec 2018, accepted on 28 Jan 2019 and first published on 28 Jan 2019

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8FD00233A
Citation: Faraday Discuss., 2019, Accepted Manuscript

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    Perspectives on the Future of Multi-dimensional Platforms

    G. Groeneveld, B. W.J. Pirok and P. Schoenmakers, Faraday Discuss., 2019, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C8FD00233A

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