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Application Note: Two methods for quick analysis of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHS) using the Axcend Focus LC
7 February 2023

In this application note, the Axcend Focus LC® was used to separate polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in ~12 and ~15 minutes, respectively, with separate methods on short (10 cm x 150 µm i.d.) capillary columns packed with 1.7 µm monomeric and 3.0 diameter polymeric C18 particles. As a lightweight, hand-portable, AC- or DC- powered high-performance liquid chromatography system that utilizes capillary columns and on-column UV-absorption detection, the Axcend Focus LC is uniquely suited for both in-the-field or laboratory-based HPLC detection, separation and analysis of a variety of target chemicals, including products and by-products of fossil fuels, pollutants, and agrichemicals, to name a few.