Application Note: Natural Product Purification of Lycopene and β-Carotene using Flash Column Sample Clean-up Prior to High Pressure Normal Phase Chromatography on the Gilson PLC 2020
9 January 2012

In this note the Gilson PLC 2020 Personal Purification System is used to purifiy β-Carotene and lycopene, naturally occurring plant carotenoids of particular interest for their antioxidant activity and possible health benefits, from tomato peel and various tea extracts using flash chromatography and solvent selection to decrease overall run time.