Follow us...


Search News Archives





View Channel

Laboratory Products



View Channel

Special Offers and Promotions


Microscopy | Image Analysis



View Channel

Separation Science



View Channel

Coronavirus (COVID-19)



View Channel

Research & Case Studies



View Channel

Brochures & Literature



View Channel


Conferences | Events

Phenomenex Adds Two New Phases to Chiral Column Line

Phenomenex Inc., a global leader in the manufacture of separation science consumables, introduces two new polysaccharide-based Lux® Columns for HPLC/SFC chiral separations.  This brings the company's total to five unique Lux phases, which together form a set with a wide range of selectivity to resolve 92 percent of enantiomers.  The new Lux Cellulose-4 is a novel cellulose tris (4-chloro-3-methylephenylcarbamate) phase and the Lux Cellulose-3 uses cellulose tris (4-methylbenzoate) as the selector.  Both new columns deliver high efficiency and loading capacity and are pressure-stable up to 300 bar.


Phenomenex has designed a chiral method development wall poster to help guide users through simple screening protocols, and customers can create their own three-, four- or five-phase screening kits.  Phenomenex also offers HPLC and SFC chiral screening and separation services.  After resolving the chiral compound, Phenomenex provides a report detailing the optimal phase and method conditions to the service customer.


"We are committed to developing and introducing innovations for the growing chiral market," explained Kari Carlson, brand manager for Phenomenex.  "Resolving chiral compounds is relatively difficult and column selection can be complicated.  Our Lux family of complementary phases dramatically increases the success rate." 


The FDA mandates that enantiomers of all chiral drugs in development be screened separately on their pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic properties.  A chiral compound's enantiomers may have different pharmacological effects in biological systems.  Yet chiral molecules are often difficult to separate and identify using traditional chromatography tools.  The identification of chiral molecules is also important in toxicology studies, flavor and fragrance analysis and environmental applications such as pesticide analysis.


Lux columns are offered in 3µm and 5µm particle sizes, packed for analytical-scale use or AXIATM-packed for preparative applications.  20 µm bulk media is also available up to the kilogram scale.


Phenomenex is a global technology leader committed to developing novel separation, purification and analytical chemistry solutions for the life sciences and related industries.  Phenomenex's core technologies include products for liquid chromatography, gas chromatography, sample preparation, bulk purification chromatographic media, and chromatography accessories and equipment. 


For more information on Phenomenex, visit


If you have not logged into the website then please enter your details below.


Subscribe to any of our newsletters for the latest on new laboratory products, industry news, case studies and much more!

Newsletters from Lab Bulletin


Request your free copies HERE




Popular this Month...

Our Top 10 most popular articles this month


Today's Picks...




Looking for a Supplier?

Search by company or by product


Company Name:






Please note Lab Bulletin does not sell, supply any of the products featured on this website. If you have an enquiry, please use the contact form below the article or company profile and we will send your request to the supplier so that they can contact you directly.

Lab Bulletin is published by newleaf marketing communications ltd.


Media Partners