This experiment introduces chromatographic theory and methods of thin layer chromatography. A mixture of dyes are separated on a cellulose-based TLC plate using two different solvent systems.
For 8 student groups.
Time required: spotting plates 20 minutes, TLC separation 5 minutes.
Kit includes: instructions, samples, reagents and solvents, cellulose thin layer plate, 5 ul glass capillary pipettes.
All you need: 250 ml beakers, metric rulers, pipet pump, 5 or 10 ml pipets, distilled water.