Selecting the Appropriate Packing Weight and SPE Cartridge Size
Selecting the Most Appropriate Packing Weight and Cartridge Size
The amount of sorbent and the size of the SPE cartridge is generally dependent on your sample:
A simple approximation of how much sample can be loaded on an SPE cartridge is 5-10% of the sorbent weight.
Cronus 3ml tubes are our most popular size of cartridge and is a good starting point for many applications
Smaller tube dimensions (1 mL) contain smaller amounts of sorbent and require less solvent for elution. This can make a more efficient separation which is useful if evaporation is required.
Larger tubes can be used when larger volumes of solvent are required, for example whgere there is more than one extraction step. Where compounds are difficult to retan on a coiumn, then a larger sorbent amount can also be helpful.
Typical loading sizes are given in the table below.
|Sample size||Sorbent mass||Tube
||50-100 mg||1 mL||100-200 µL|
||500 mg||3 mL||1-3 mL|
||0.5-1 g||6 mL||2-6 mL|
||2 g||12 mL||10-20 mL|