Thin-Layer Chromatography (TLC) is a modern, reliable tool that complements other chromatographic techniques. This book provides a practical guide to the basic principles, procedures, and pitfalls on the practical application of TLC.
Thin Layer Chromatography: A Modern Practical Approach offers a sequence of chapters following the steps of the technique as the chromatographer would follow them. The chapters provide a choice of sorbent best suited to the separation intended, followed by pre-treatment required for the sample, applying the sample to the sorbent layer, development procedure, visualisation and detection, and finally quantification. Imaging and hyphenation techniques are described. The reasons why recommendations are made for specific and more general methods are covered. The book also provides an overview of some recent developments in the field.
This practical guide is an invaluable introduction to Thin-Layer Chromatography, and will be welcomed by undergraduate students and the practising chromatographer in industry and academia.
...a complete, well organized, systematic and eminently readable introductory manual....his work can be followed by students with no prior experience of chromatography and separation science at all. Comprehensive work is easy to read and understand and can really save a lot of laboratory time for novice researchers.....this book will be also invaluable for more experienced analysts.....the author uses a simple and accessible form to illustrate important principles from theory to providing basic experience in handling the equipment used for simple separation protocols and more sophisticated planar chromatographic methods including hyphenated techniques. * Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, (2006), 386: 204-205 (Pawel K Zarzycki) *
This book can be recommended to industrial chemists wishing to refine their TLC expertise, and it will help them to understand how to achieve better separations. * Organic Process Research and Development, Vol.10, No.4, 2006 *
A useful addition to the literature on thin-layer chromatography.Most useful for the person starting from a limited background in modern thin-layer chromatography interested in gaining a general perspective of the technique. * Chromatographia, January 2006, Vol.63, No.1/2, 103-105 (C F Poole) *