The DEADE Elite Electrochemical Detector has been developed to meet the demands in fast analysis providing high sensitivity in UHPLC applications with sub 2µm stationary phases. The detector houses the column and flow cell (separation and detection) at a very accurate and stable temperature. The DECADE Elite has ADF (advanced digital filter) which is a noise elimination algorithm specially developed for electrochemical data. It further improves the detection limit, depending on conditions up to a factor 200.
Detection sensitivity is especially eminent in neurotransmitter analysis. Together with the new SenCell bottom line detection limits down to 30 pmol/L have been obtained in 2 µL sample. Antec provides a number of amperometric flow cells with different features for specific applications. The flow cells are certified and warranted up to 5 years (glassy carbon type).
The DECADE Elite is able to control up to 4 cells for high throughput applications or electrochemical pre-reduction (e.g. vit-K, Q10 etc). The detector has a pulse mode for carbohydrate analysis using the traditional 3-step pulse and more advanced 4 or 5 step pulses. The scan mode is available for method optimization, to characterize the electrochemical behaviour of a substance of interest.