Natural products chemistry services

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Our natural products chemistry team have long-standing expertise in the isolation and identification of bioactive compounds from sources such as dairy, plants, bees and fish.

Our services

Chemical analysis

  • HPLC with UV, MS and ELSD detection
  • UV-Vis spectroscopy
  • LCMS/MS and high-resolution MS
  • UPC2 analytical supercritical-fluid HPLC with MS/UV or ELSD
  • NMR spectroscopy

Chemical separations

  • Benchtop column chromatography
  • Preparative HPLC (mg to multi gram quantities)
  • Lab scale separations, using resin columns for example, to test process method prior to scale-up

Extract preparation

  • Solvent extractions
  • Freeze drying
  • Centrifugal vacuum drying
  • Automated solvent extraction
  • Preparation of complexes (eg cyclodextrin complexes of natural products)
  • Shear mixing, microfluidising
  • Centrifugation
  • Vacuum drying



Preparation and analysis of metabolites

  • Analysis of drug/natural product metabolites in plasma (using LCMS)
  • Synthesis of metabolites using enzymatic methods eg glucuronides of drug type compounds
  • Synthesis of metabolites using chemical synthesis eg sulphates of drug type compounds

Knowledge of natural products

  • Assist customers with literature searches
  • Provide advice on natural products chemistry, extraction and analysis