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How is chromatography used to study plant pigments ?


Let us check it out how chromatography is used to study plant pigments. Some of the information on chromatography explaining  plant pigments are as follows.

Chromatography is a techniques used to separate components from a given solution mixture. It is used to separate analyte from a given solution.

Plant pigments are very similar to each other , Paper chromatography can be used to separate mixture of plant pigments. In paper chromatography sample solution of plants pigments is placed on a thin plate, mobile phase is passed over the thin plate containing solution of plant pigments and based on the absorption capacity of different components they are separated out and show up as colored streaks. Rf value is calculate to measure the component mixture. Using Rf value we can study and find out what component is present in plant pigments.