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Chromolith® RP-18 endcapped

L × I.D. 100 mm x 4.6 mm HPLC column

Chromolith® Performance RP-18 endcapped 100-4.6 HPLC column


PEEK column

Quality Level


suitable for USP L1

product line





1 ea of

extent of labeling

18% Carbon loading


200 bar pressure
45 °C max. temp.


HPLC: suitable
LC/MS: suitable
mass spectrometry (MS): suitable (High)

column L × I.D.

10 cm × 4.6 mm


monolithic silica

matrix active group

C18 bonding phase

pore size

13 nm mesoporosity
2 μm macroporosity

surface area

300 m2/g

operating pH range


separation technique

reversed phase

storage temp.

no temp limit

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General description

Chromolith® columns are made of monolithic silica with a characteristic bimodal pore structure.

Chromolith® Performance RP-18 endcapped HPLC columns have macropores with 2 μm diameter, giving a column efficiency exceeding 80,000 plates/meter. The mesopores are 13 nm (130 Å) and the surface modification is octadecylsilane with full end-capping. Chromolith® Performance RP-18 endcapped columns fall under the USP L1 Classification. The column efficiency is comparable to a 5 μm particle size fully porous particulate column.

Chromolith® Performance RP-18 endcapped columns are perfectly suitable for LC-MS applications.
The column dimension of 100 mm length and 4.6 mm I.D. is the best choice for separations of complex samples on any HPLC System.

The revolutionary, monolithic silica with its unique combination of macropores and mesopores enables:
  • Rapid separations at very low column back-pressure
  • High matrix tolerance, allowing time and cost savings with simplified workflows
  • Cost savings due to extended column lifetimes
  • Connection of columns, flow gradients and the use of mobile phases with higher viscosity

The recommended Guard-columns are:
Chromolith® RP-18 endcapped 5-4.6 guard cartridges (3 pieces) [1.51452] with the Chromolith® Guard Cartridge Holder 5 mm x 4.6 mm [1.52032] Or Chromolith® RP-18 endcapped 10-4.6 guard cartridges (3 pieces) [1.51451] with the Chromolith® Guard Cartridge Holder 10 mm x 4.6 mm [1.52033]

The Chromolith® column coupler can be used to significantly increase the separation efficiency of Chromolith® columns by coupling several columns in series (up to 100,000 plates/per column). [1.51467]

Need more efficiency?
Chromolith® HighResolution RP-18 endcapped 100-4.6 HPLC columns [1.52022] provide a column efficiency exceeding 140,000 plates/meter.

Learn more:
Brochure: Race through your Separations on Any System. Chromolith® Monolithic Silica HPLC Columns

All Supelco HPLC Columns, including monolithic Chromolith® columns, are fully compatible to all HPLC and UHPLC Instruments.
Supelco HPLC Products: The Best Choice for Any LC Instrument


1 unit in Fibre case

Analysis Note

Appearance: conforms
Carbon content: 17,0 - 18,6 %
Pressure: ≤ 30 bar
stability testing: conforms
Performance (anthracene)
Theoretical Plates (N/m) (Anthracene): ≥ 80000
Capacity factor (Anthracene): 3,9 - 4,6
Tailing (USP): 0,90 - 1,60 %
separation factor (anthracene/progesterone): 1,95 - 2,35

Legal Information

Chromolith is a registered trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Storage Class Code

10-13 - German Storage Class 10 to 13

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