Ultra High Performance Liquid Chromatography (UHPLC) has gained much interest in many application areas. Small particle (sub 2 um) stationary phases with high separation efficiency makes it possible to use shorter columns and a fast analysis time while maintaining excellent separation. The DECADE Elite has been developed to meet the demands in fast analysis, as to detection sensitivity, acquisition frequency and temperature of separation.
The DECADE Elite uses Antec's workstation concept, keeping the column and flow cell (separation and detection) at a very accurate and stable temperature. Stable working conditions are a prerequisite for trace analysis, without stability no sensitivity! In addition, the DECADE Elite has ADF (advanced digital filter) which is a noise elimination algorithm specially developed for electrochemical data. It further improves the detection limit, depending on conditions up to a factor 200. Detection sensitivity is especially eminent in neurotransmitter analysis. Together with the new SenCell bottom line detection limits down to 30 pmol/L have been obtained in 2 µL sample. Antec provides a number of amperometric flow cells with different features for specific applications. The flow cells are certified and warranted up to 5 years (glassy carbon type).
The DECADE Elite is able to control up to 4 cells for high throughput applications or electrochemical pre-reduction (e.g. vit-K, Q10 etc). The detector has a pulse mode for carbohydrate analysis using the traditional 3-step pulse and more advanced 4 or 5 step pulses. The scan mode is available for method optimization, to characterize the electrochemical behaviour of a substance of interest.
The DECADE Lite has the same performance as the DECADE Elite. It has an integrated oven with Faraday cage, it is equipped with the superior ADF and has control for one flow cell (single cell control). The DECADE Lite has DC mode only and is operated by PC control software (free). The DECADE Lite is compatible with all Antec flow cells. An electrically actuated injector or a manual injector (standard or micro) are optional.
The DECADE Elite (and Lite) is controlled by Clarity (rev 6) and the new Dialogue Elite.
|Part no||Description *|
|175.0035L||DECADE Lite, Blue|
|175.0035||DECADE Elite SCC, Blue
|176.0035||DECADE Elite SCC, White
|175.0035D||DECADE Elite DCC, Blue
|176.0035D||DECADE Elite DCC, White|
* SCC, DCC: single, dual cell control
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