false starts

English translation: having to repeat the process

02:12 Apr 15, 2005
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Medical - Medical: Instruments / Chemical Analysis
English term or phrase: false starts
CONTEXT:
ZORBAX Eclipse XDB HPLC columns provide the power to eliminate false starts. From the first injection resolve your most difficult separations through Eclipse XDB columns¡¯ wide selection of bonded phases and dimensions.

Does it mean that the solution pass through the columns without being seperated?
Mark Xiang
Local time: 21:46
English translation:having to repeat the process
Explanation:
I'm not an expert in this field but I have had a look at a few pages on this topic through a google search. It seems that a column is needed to separate compounds of interest before you use a detector on them. Apparently, different compounds require different detectors. So if the separation process doesn't work properly or not at all, then you will have to repeat the process. Your quoted text indicates that the process can be 'difficult'. To answer your question, either the liquid passes through the column without being separated or it does not separate properly, necessitating a repeat of the process.

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Note added at 2 days 10 hrs 40 mins (2005-04-17 12:53:05 GMT)
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The FAQ link in the following webpage outlines what I said above.

http://www.alltechweb.com/UN/Tech_Library.asp?subsubcategory...
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Shane London
Australia
Local time: 23:46
Grading comment
Thanks. This is from an ad text. I just do not know whether it refers to a technical terms or the general meaning.
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having to repeat the process


Explanation:
I'm not an expert in this field but I have had a look at a few pages on this topic through a google search. It seems that a column is needed to separate compounds of interest before you use a detector on them. Apparently, different compounds require different detectors. So if the separation process doesn't work properly or not at all, then you will have to repeat the process. Your quoted text indicates that the process can be 'difficult'. To answer your question, either the liquid passes through the column without being separated or it does not separate properly, necessitating a repeat of the process.

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Note added at 2 days 10 hrs 40 mins (2005-04-17 12:53:05 GMT)
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The FAQ link in the following webpage outlines what I said above.

http://www.alltechweb.com/UN/Tech_Library.asp?subsubcategory...

Shane London
Australia
Local time: 23:46
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 2
Grading comment
Thanks. This is from an ad text. I just do not know whether it refers to a technical terms or the general meaning.
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