2nd October 2019


How does gel chromatography work?

Gel filtration (GF) chromatography separates proteins solely on the basis of molecular size. Separation is achieved using a porous matrix to which the molecules, for steric reasons, have different degrees of access--i.e., smaller molecules have greater access and larger molecules are excluded from the matrix.

How does size exclusion chromatography work?

Size exclusion chromatography (SEC) separates molecules based on their size by filtration through a gel. Small molecules diffuse into the pores and their flow through the column is retarded according to their size, while large molecules do not enter the pores and are eluted in the column's void volume.
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