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Sephadex® LH-20

Lipophilic Sephadex

Quality Level




LPLC: suitable



matrix active group



1 g swells to 4 mL (water, methanol)

bead size

25-100 μm

operating pH range


separation technique

size exclusion (SEC)

storage temp.

room temp


Sephadex® LH-20 is a crosslinked dextran-based resin used with organic solvent mobile phases for gel permeation, normal phase partition, and adsorption chromatography of lipids, steroids, fatty acids, hormones, vitamins, etc. It is also used in gel filtration chromatography, protein chromatography, gel filtration media, resins and separation media.
Sephadex® LH-20 has been used to isolate bioactive polyphenolic content from blackberry genotypes and tryptophan from the aqueous extract of lotus rhizomes.


50, 100, 6×100, 500 g in poly bottle

Legal Information

Sephadex is a registered trademark of Cytiva

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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  1. Which document(s) contains shelf-life or expiration date information for a given product?

    If available for a given product, the recommended re-test date or the expiration date can be found on the Certificate of Analysis.

  2. How do I get lot-specific information or a Certificate of Analysis?

    The lot specific COA document can be found by entering the lot number above under the "Documents" section.

  3. What is Sephadex LH-20, Product LH20100?

    Sephadex LH-20 is a beaded, cross-linked dextran which has been hydroxypropylated to yield a chromatographic media with both hydrophilic and lipophilic character.  Due to its dual character, LH-20 swell in water and a number of organic solvents.  The particle size and exclusion limit vary depending on the solvent used for swelling.  The swollen resin can be used for gel filtration separations of both hydrophilic and lipophilic compounds.

  4. What solvents can be used with Sephadex LH-20, Product LH20100?

    Sephadex LH-20 swells in water, polar organic solvents, aqueous solvent mixtures, and mixtures of polar organic solvents.  In solvent mixtures containing both polar and non-polar organic solvents the gel takes up predominantly the polar component.   Following is a table of solvents and the approximate swelling volume.  Solvents giving a bed volume of less than 2.5 ml/g dry gel are generally not used.Solvent                           Approx. bed volume (ml/g dry gel)Dimethyl sulfoxide           4.4 - 4.6Pyridine                          4.2 - 4.4Water                             4.0 - 4.4Dimethyl formamide        4.0 - 4.4Methanol                        3.9 - 4.3Chloroform                     3.8 - 4.1Ethanol                           3.6 - 3.9Methylene dichloride       3.6 - 3.9Tetrahydrofuran              3.3 - 3.6Acetone                          2.4 - 2.6Acetonitrile                     2.2 - 2.4Benzene                         1.6 - 2.0Ethyl acetate                   1.6 - 1.8Toluene                          1.5 - 1.6

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Journal of medicinal food, 14(4), 353-359 (2011-03-05)
Diabetes is accompanied by lipid abnormalities, which contribute significantly to cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in diabetic patients. We previously demonstrated the potent antihyperglycemic activity of the active principle (fraction II from Sephadex LH 20 chromatography [LH II]) isolated from ethanolic
Edith O Cuevas-Rodríguez et al.
Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 58(12), 7458-7464 (2010-05-29)
This study was designed to characterize and compare wild, commercial, and noncommercial cultivated blackberry genotypes grown in Michoacan, Mexico. Six genotypes, including WB-3, WB-7, WB-10, and WB-11 (all wild blackberry types), Tupy (a commercial cultivar), and UM-601 (a cultivated breeding
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Previous studies have shown that the responsiveness of porcine preadipocytes to glucocorticoids increases progressively with fetal age. In the current study, the development of fetal glucocorticoid receptors in porcine preadipocytes was examined in primary cultures derived from 50-, 75-, and
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A procedure for the determination of corticosterone in 20 microliters of rat plasma, in maternal and foetal late pregnancy with a protein binding radioassay, is described. The method is suitable in a range of 0.5-3 ng of corticosterone. An amount

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