Derivatization means another step in the TLC / HPTLC process, consequently causing an increase in the variance. If an experienced technician performs reagent transfer by manual spraying, the relative standard deviation of the measured values significantly rises up to 12%. In contrast with CAMAG Derivatizer, the standard deviation increases only in between 2.5 and 4.5%. The Derivatizer is an automated spraying device which sets a new standard of reproducibility in the reagent transfer onto TLC / HPTLC plates by employing a unique and micro droplet spraying technology. It also provides an environmentally friendly and safe handling through a closed system, while enabling an easy cleaning feature.
The nozzle generates an extremely fine reagent mist, which evenly distributes in the chamber and gradually condenses on the TLC / HPTLC plate.
To meet the diverging physicochemical properties of the different reagents, e.g. acidity or viscosity, four different color-coded spray nozzles are employed, and the user can select from six spraying levels. It also supports maximum 20 x 20cm plate.