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Founded in 1986 in Horsham, PA, United Chemical Technologies, Inc. (UCT, Inc.) has grown from a manufacturer of solid phase extraction sorbents into a major competitor in the fields of specialty chemicals, chromatographic media and sample preparation products. UCT began with a novel technological idea for solid phase extraction (SPE): bond two different functional groups to a solid support material in order to create phases that are capable of extracting samples based on different chemical principles.  The first product was our CLEAN SCREEN® DAU.  This product incorporated an ion exchange functionality with a hydrophobic alkyl chain.  This product was quickly adopted in analytical labs and is now the most widely used SPE material in the clinical and forensic industry for the clean extraction of biological matrices.

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XtrackT® Cited in New Psychoactive Substances Article

Monday, August 27th, 2018

In a recent paper published in Drug Testing and Analysis, UCT’s Xtract® solid phase extraction sorbent was used to extract a diverse range of new psychoactive substances (NPS) from samples of waste water. Temporal trends were found in wastewater with distinct tendencies for synthetic cathinones visible over the period studied.


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