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This axis is composed of two groups involved in the development of innovative separation sciences with specific research interests. The first group “Chromatography and hyphenated methods“ is dealing with the development of chromatographic techniques (LC, CPC, SFC) with a focus on on-line multidimensional techniques hyphenated to mass spectrometry and preparative chromatography, while the second group “Separative methods” focuses on innovative materials for separation and miniaturization. Both groups aim at the development of innovative tools towards the separation of complex samples.
In parallel, separation techniques are widely used throughout the Institute as a tool to apprehend the complexity of samples. More conventional separation techniques are therefore available in other groups. For gas chromatography, please refer to the Natural and Bio-based group (H. Casabianca). For ion chromatography, please contact P. Jame. For size exclusion chromatography, please contact G. Raffin.
The group develops chromatographic techniques from analytical to preparative scale, with a view to push the limits in terms of both separation power and sensitivity. i.e. Centrifugal Partition Chromatography (CPC or countercurrent chromatography), Ultra High Performance Liquid Chromatography (UHPLC) and Supercritical Fluid Chromatography (SFC) with a particular focus on multi-dimensional chromatography hyphenated to multi detection […]
The group develops large databases for the identification and authentication of natural and bio-based products as well as comprehensive multi-technique analyses in order to determine origins of contamination or to detect and quantify undesirable products especially in food, natural and bio-based products or environmental matrices. These methodologies have application within the fields of Agricultural and […]
Based on both thermodynamic and kinetic approaches of transfer processes in separation tools, the group develops separation methodologies to tackle characterization of complex samples within the fields of environment, health, nuclear and industrial analysis. Research is driven by the reduction in size of separation devices and the development of innovative stationary phases (monolith) and coatings […]