Amersham Biosciences Handbook. Hydrophobic Interaction Chromatography is a separation technique that uses the properties of hydrophobicity to separate proteins from one another. In this type of chromatography, hydrophobic groups such as phenyl, octyl, or butyl, are attached to the stationary column. Proteins that pass through the column that have hydrophobic amino acid side chains on their surfaces are able to interact with and bind to the hydrophobic groups on the column.
A selection of YouTube videos about hydrophobic interaction chromatography - mostly from the manufacturers of the equipment we use in our lab.