What Is Evaporative light scattering detector (ELSD)?

An evaporative light scattering detector (ELSD) is a detector used in conjunction with high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). It is commonly used for analysis of compounds that do not absorb UV radiation and therefore cannot be detected by UV detectors, such as sugars, antivirals, antibiotics, lipids, phospholipids, terpenoids, and alcohols.ELSDs fall under the category of general-purpose detectors, similar to refractive index detectors (RI)./wikipedia