Ascentis® C18 HPLC Column

5 μm particle size, L × I.D. 15 cm × 4.6 mm

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Quality Level


suitable for USP L1 (Similar to Phenomenex Luna C18)



mfr. no.


extent of labeling

25% Carbon loading


≤70 °C temp. range
400 bar pressure (5801 psi)


HPLC: suitable

L × I.D.

15 cm × 4.6 mm

surface coverage

3.7 μmol/m2


<5 ppm metals


silica gel high purity, spherical

matrix active group

C18 (octadecyl) phase

particle size

5 μm

pore size

100 Å

surface area

450 m2/g

operating pH range

2 - 8

Featured Industry

Food and Beverages

separation technique

reversed phase

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General description

The Ascentis family of columns is the fourth generation of HPLC column technology from Supelco scientists. Ascentis columns are bonded on high purity, 100 Angstrom silica including 3, 5, and 10 micron particle size. Columns are designed for small molecule applications and are scalable from micro columns (1.0 mm I.D.) to preparative dimensions (50 mm I.D.). The family includes C18, C8, Phenyl, Si and embedded polar group phase, RP-Amide.

Ascentis C18 is an extremely stable and reliable first choice HPLC column that gives symmetric peak shape and excellent retention even for difficult compounds.

Features and Benefits

  • Excellent retention
  • Symmetric peak shape
  • High reproducibility
  • Complete LC-MS compatibility

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Legal Information

Ascentis is a registered trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

  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. How do I find price and availability?

    There are several ways to find pricing and availability for our products. Once you log onto our website, you will find the price and availability displayed on the product detail page. You can contact any of our Customer Sales and Service offices to receive a quote.  USA customers:  1-800-325-3010 or view local office numbers.

  4. What is the storage solvent for Product 581324-U, Ascentis® C18 HPLC Column - 5 ?m particle size, L × I.D. 15 cm × 4.6 mm?

    The storage solvent is a ratio of 40:60 water:acetonitrile for this column.

  5. What is the Department of Transportation shipping information for this product?

    Transportation information can be found in Section 14 of the product's (M)SDS.To access the shipping information for this material, use the link on the product detail page for the product. 

  6. What flow rate should I use with Ascentis® Express HPLC Columns?

    Based on the minimum in the van Deemter curves, higher flows than 5um particle columns are required in order to maximize Ascentis Express column efficiency. The suggested starting point for flow rate for Ascentis Express columns: 1.6 mL/min for 4.6 mm ID;  0.8 mL/min for 3.0 mm ID; and 0.4mL/min for 2.1 mm ID.

  7. Can Ascentis® Express HPLC Columns be used for LC-MS?

    Express Fused-Core particles were designed with LC-MS in mind. Even extremely short column lengths exhibit sufficient plate counts to show high resolving power. The flat van Deemter plots permit resolution to be maintained at very high flow rates to maximize sample throughput. All Ascentis stationary phases have been evaluated for MS compatibility during their development, and the Express phases are no exception. You can expect extremely low column bleed and background while maintaining longest possible column lifetime. A bonus of Ascentis Express columns for high throughput UHPLC and LC-MS is that they are extremely rugged and highly resistant to plugging, a very common failure mode for competitor columns.

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