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Silica gel on TLC Al foils

with fluorescence indicator 254 nm


Quality Level


aluminum support
silica gel 60 matrix


binder Polymeric
fluorescent indicator


pkg of 25 ea


thin layer chromatography (TLC): suitable

L × W

20 cm × 20 cm

layer thickness

200 μm

particle size

8.0-12.0 μm

pore size

0.75 mL/g pore volume
60 Å mean pore size

surface area

BET surf. area ~500 m2/g

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General description

Silica gel is a rigid 3D network of colloidal silica. It is exclusively used as a support material for the active titanium(III) centers in Ziegler-Natta catalysts. Silica gel allows a controlled fragmentation resulting in the formation of uniform polymer particles with narrow particle size distribution and high bulk density. Silica gel is widely used as layer material for TLC. Plaster of Paris is generally used as binding agent to hold silica gel firmly to the TLC plates. Silica gel is used as sorbent which is applied to aluminium foils.
  • Outstanding wettability (even for 100% aqueous visualisation reagents)
  • Easy and precise cutting (no flaking of silica)
  • Excellent separation efficiency and reproducibility from batch to batch


Silica gel on TLC Alu foils may be used to perform thin layer chromatography.

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Joseph C. Touchstone.
Practice of Thin Layer Chromatography (1992)
A simple method for production of pure silica from rice hull ash
Kalapathy, U., A. Proctor, and J. Shultz.
Bioresource Technology, 73, 257-262 (2000)
Silica gel supported zirconocene dichloride/methylalumoxane catalysts for ethylene polymerization: Effects of heterogenation on activity, polymer microstructure and product morphology.
Janiak, Christoph, and Bernhard Rieger.
Angew. Makromol. Chem., 215, 47-57 (1994)

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