Gravity chromatography is appropriate for laboratory scale and involves minimal instrumentation. It relies primarily on hand-packed columns and is particularly well suited for single-step purifications like desalting and affinity applications. This section provides an overview of gravity chromatography and selection guides to help you build your own gravity chromatography setup.
Related Topics: Low Pressure Chromatography Systems and Medium Pressure Chromatography Systems.
As pictured below, a typical gravity column involves a buffer reservoir at the top of the column with flow controlled using a stopcock or a tubing pincher at the column outlet. There are a number of refinements available to assist with the general design:
Gravity chromatography is:
Reproducibility is an issue if care is not taken to normalize methods. Manual sample loading can be a challenge due to the disruption of the column bed both before and after sample loading. Use a flow adaptor to minimize these effects.
Adjusting flow rate
Elution and fraction collection
Bio-Rad offers a complete line of pre-packed and empty columns for gravity chromatography.
Empty Column Selection Guide
Prepacked and empty columns.
Glass Econo-Column Columns Selection Guide Choose the correct Econo-Column chromatography column by length and inner diameter The corresponding flow adapter is shown with the columns. A flow adapter is not needed for ID's of 0.5 or 0.7 cm. A dash ( – ) indicates that the column is not available in that configuration (L, ID, or package type).
Jacketed Econo-Column Chromatography Columns Selection Guide Choose the correct jacketed glass Econo-Column chromatography column by length and inner diameter. The corresponding flow adapter is shown with the columns. A dash ( – ) indicates that the column is not available in that configuration (L, ID, or package type).
Call us at 1-800-4-BIORAD (1-800-424-6723)
Please reenter your email address in the correct format.
Please enter your email address.
Your subscription information already exists, we will send you an email with specific instructions to manage your existing subscription profile.
To receive the latest news, promotions, and more, sign up for Bio-Rad updates by entering your email address below. You can elect to receive only the types of Bio-Rad communications that are of interest to you..
Copyright © 2013 Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. All rights reserved.