"The book gives an excellent overview of the wide range of the possibilities of TLC [thin-layer chromatography] techniques, reflecting many recent development techniques. It provides accurate information as well as it is well documented....it deserves to be on the shelves of all those…interested in TLC analytical techniques as a reference book." —Journal of Food Biochemistry "...an excellent reference book and gives an almost encyclopedic review of all aspects of TLC that should be appreciated by beginners and experts alike."
—INFORM Featuring major updates of its already extensive discussions on thin-layer chromatography (TLC) and high-performance thin-layer chromatography (HPTLC), this timely Fourth Edition emphasizes the general practices and instrumentation involving TLC and HPTLC as well as their applications based on compound types, while providing a sound understanding of the underlying theory necessary for optimizing these techniques. Details novel qualitative and quantitative densitometric experiments on organic dyes, lipids, antibiotics, pharmaceuticals, organic acids, insecticides, and more! Offering an improved and more logical organization of the material, Thin-Layer Chromatography, Fourth Edition presents new and expanded coverage of - * sample preparation by supercritical fluid chromatography* mobile phases for ion pair and chiral separations* robotics and automation* TLC coupled with video documentation, computer imaging, and analytical methods, such as spectrometry* quantification by video densitometry* validation of quantitative results* in situ instrumental measurement of radioactive zones* and more! Not only are these references classics, they form the perfect trio ever assembled for the serious thin layer chromatographer.
You will rarely need to look any further than this mini library for information on TLC theory, techniques, instrumentation, or applications. They contain a wealth of expertise from the practitioner point of view and provide many practical tips on the application of TLC. The practical detail can potentially save many hours of laboratory experimentation.