Thin layer chromatography camera UFK-HD
The table top dark room (analytic cabinet) is effective in thin layer chromatography under 254 nm and 365 nm light exitation. Uniform and intensive distribution of light is achieved by using high power UV LEDs, having 20 W and 15 W power, respectively.
Both visual observation through bi-ocular, and industrial camera view are possible.
Big size and opened acsess to plates in the dark room allow the operator to put marks over samples by pencil, without removing them from dark room.
The device can be used in normal laboratory environment, without darkening the room.
Eyes of operator are protected from scattered and reflected UV by glass filter (transparent), cutting off over 99% of UV shorter than 380 nm.
Exitation wavelengths 254 and 365 nm
Power of 254 nm LEDs 20W
Power of 365 nm LEDs 15 W
Size of uniform illumination 200 x 200 mm
Type of exitation filters: Spectral-selective UV glass
Type of eye protection filters: spectral - selective non - colored(transparent) glass with 380 nm cut-off edge
Portion of visual light inside the cabinet less than 1 Lux
Camera resolution 5 Mp
Size 540x330x240 mm
Weight, not over 10 kg
Visualisation and documentation of results of thin layer chromatography. With simple software, images of TLC plates can be recorded, stored, compared. The positions of TLC pattern are measured, and Rf coefficients calculated .
The UFK - HD can be optionally supplied with Full HD display, or Industrial PC with 12 inch touch -sence screen.
Special software is supplied with the UFK-HD device, allowing operator to grab the images from video camera, and proceed with measurements of TLC samples, distances between points and solvent start line + fronts. This is the way to determine the "Retention factor", usually called Rf for short. See the screenshot below. These measurements result in calculation of Rf of different compounds that are combinded in various substances.
Please, find 10 minutes ofYour time to see this short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdmKGskCyh8
In this short presentation by kind permission from Capilano University (https://www.capilanou.ca) ,
You can find short explanations about the thin layer chromatography method - how it operates in general.