Waters Corp. announced that R&D Magazine recognized the Waters ACQUITY UPC2 system as a 2013 R&D 100 Award winner.
The ACQUITY UPC2 system is the first in a new class of separations tools based on the technology of ultraperformance convergence chromatography (UPC2). As an orthogonal technique to LC and GC, the system is an efficient, robust and reliable technique that employs compressed carbon dioxide, rather than organic solvents, as the primary mobile phase constituent and thus is a greener alternative for many applications—both chiral and achiral—across many industries.
UPC2 technology is based on the principles of ultraperformance convergence chromatography which employs compressed carbon dioxide as the primary mobile phase constituent. The instrument is based on the robust, reliable low-dispersion design of the Waters ACQUITY UPLC platform perfected for use with sub-two-micron particle technology.
The technique is suitable for a diverse range of compounds including most organic-soluble compounds, most salts of organic acids and bases, small lipophilic peptides and non-polar solutes. It is suitable for structurally similar compounds including chiral entities, diastereomers, enantiomers, positional isomers and structural analogs. Essentially any compound soluble in an organic solvent is a candidate for convergence chromatography. The technique is also compatible with many popular detection modes including the full range of Waters mass spectrometers.
Source: Waters Corp.