As food/ food components are very complex in nature, analysis of foods is a very challenging sector. Food samples often come with heavy matrices due to the presence of primary metabolites like carbohydrates, lipids and proteins.
Reverse engineering/deformulation is a complex process consisting of several phases, such as the identification and quantification of formulation components. It is used at the beginning of the development of a generic drug product.
Thin Layer Chromatography is a separation technique which is used to separate mixtures of organic compounds. This technique is in practice since 1960 and is been used for the separation of a lot of different compounds.
As we all know, Chromatography is a science of separation of mixtures into its components. There are several types of chromatography, each differing in the kind of stationary phase and mobile phase they use. There are many chromatographic techniques like HPLC, HPTLC and GC.