Optilab® by Wyatt Technology Corp.

Manufacturer Wyatt Technology Corp.  |   Model: WTREX / WTRXH  |  Available Worldwide
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The Optilab is a unique dRI detector for HPLC/GPC, optimized for use with MALS.


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Average Rating: 4.8
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  • Organization: National Taiwan University



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    4 out of 5
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This instrument is very helpful and workable.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area: Molecular weight of polymers

"To directly determine the molecular weight is a difficult job to work on. This instrument enabled my lab to easily determine the molecular weight of starch, cellulose, and chitin with reliable data. The operation of the instrument needs some training, and fundamental understanding on the measurement principles. I used the SEC/MALLS/RI analysis system comprising a SEC system (1260 Infinity, Agilent), a multi-angle laser light scattering (MALLS) detector (DAWN HELEOS-II, λ = 658 nm, Wyatt Technology), and an RI detector (RI, Optilab T-rEX, Wyatt technology)."

Review date: 07 Mar 2020 | Optilab®
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  • Organization: Senmin Iternational



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    5 out of 5
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One of the best analytical instruments I ever used in my 25 years working.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Molecular weight analysis for depressants. Together with the LS detector we are able to do conformat

"As we were starting characterization of our polymers depressants and collectors, we needed to get instruments that will give us most information for us to understand how each property will affect the quality and performance of our product, as part of continuous improvement. We bought the Wyatt triple detectors of which RI was one of them. The service we got from the company was very good starting from installation of the instruments. Doing operational qualification and performance qualification of the detectors was excellent. They sent a professor to help us with that training on the system for data analysis. After sale care was also excellent - when we had just started we had problems in understanding some information and data we got from the systems. We sent all the information to Wyatt head office and within 24 hours we got response. When one of the detectors had a breakdown we shipped to the US and within a very short time it was back working properly."

Review date: 28 Sep 2018 | Optilab®
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  • Organization: Ajinomoto Althea



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Used daily in our lab- we consistently rely on it!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Measure concentration of downstream SEC samples

"The Optilab T-rEX is the perfect complement to the DAWN HELEOS II to supply reliable and accurate concentration information for molecular weight measurements. Having an RI detector in our flow path is also quite handy if our samples have weak or no UV absorbance."

Review date: 20 Dec 2016 | Optilab®
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  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Tricol Biomedical Inc



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I could not recommend Wyatt Technology more highly!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Analysis of Molecular Weight Distribution in Linear Polysaccharides

"Highly sensitive and reliable system that provides exceptional accuracy and precision. Sales support at Wyatt is one of the best in the analytical instrument sector."

Review date: 29 Jul 2016 | Optilab®
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  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Valspar



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    4 out of 5
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This instrument is invaluable in our lab.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Characterization of Polymers for Paint and Coatings Applications

"The T-rex has given our lab a powerful tool in characterization of unknown polymers. We have been successfully characterizing raw materials, unknowns, and problem batches for our company for over a year now. We now can also get accurate polymer MW and distribution data where before we could only compare to standards (usually a dissimilar polystyrene). The system does require a relatively skilled person to perform analyses, but Wyatt also paid for training! Every time I have needed any help the highly trained Wyatt staff have answered questions very quickly. The support is wonderful."

Review date: 24 Jun 2016 | Optilab®
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  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: Solenis LLC



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Each SEC/GPC Lab has to have at least one set-up.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Polymer analysis

"Easy to use equipment. Always can rely on help from Manufacturer network. Reliable results and very good reproducible. The set-up works 24/7/365."

Review date: 24 Jun 2016 | Optilab®

The Optilab® differential refractive index (dRI) detector may be used in conjunction with any HPLC, FPLC, GPC or FFF separation system, plus a Wyatt DAWN® or miniDAWN® multi-angle light scattering (MALS) detector, for the absolute determination of the molar mass of all types of macromolecules in solution. While its sensitivity matches the very best HPLC RI detectors, its dynamic range exceeds that of any comparable instrument by 10-100x, with no range settings - meaning you can characterize very large and very small peaks, simultaneously. 

In addition to dRI, the Optilab also measures the absolute refractive index (aRI) of a solution, important for characterizing solvents. The high-concentration (HC) model provides an extended measurement range suitable for high-concentration samples (up to 180 mg/mL of protein) or gradient-elution chromatography such as ion-exchange.

Features: 

  • dRI noise: 7.5x10-10 RIU (HC model: 1.5x10-9 RIU)
  • dRI range: 4.7x10-3 RIU (HC model: -2.6x10-3 to +34x10-3 RIU)
  • Dynamic range: 12,000,000:1 (HC model: 23,000,000:1)
  • Absolute RI sensitivity: ±0.002 RIU
  • Absolute RI range: 1.2 – 1.8 RIU
  • Temperature control: heated/cooled 4 - 65°C, including active stabilization—even at room temperature 
  • Wavelength: 660 nm, matched to MALS instruments; other wavelengths available 
  • Touch-panel display for immediate access to data, diagnostics and settings

Applications: 

  • Universal online concentration measurement for chromatography, especially SEC-MALS and FFF-MALS.
  • Analysis of conjugated proteins, co-polymers and nanoparticle-encapsulated drugs/proteins/DNA/RNA when combined with a MALS and UV detector 
  • Offline measurement of second virial coefficient A2 (B22)
  • Offline measurement of the specific refractive index increment dn/dc, at the same wavelength as the MALS laser (critical for accurate macromolecular characterization)
  • Ion-exchange chromatography with MALS (IEX-MALS) – measure dRI over the entire salt gradient
  • Composition-gradient MALS (CG-MALS) – measure protein-protein interactions at high concentration
     

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Optilab®

Manufacturer Wyatt Technology Corp.  |  Available Worldwide

4.8 / 5.0 | 6 reviews