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Chromatographia

, Volume 37, Issue 11–12, pp 659–668 | Cite as

Leory Sheldon Palmer (1887–1944) and the beginnings of chromatography in the United States of America

  • L. S. Ettre
  • R. L. Wixom
Historical Review

Summary

Leroy Sheldon Palmer (1887–1944) was the first American who utilized chromatography in the investigation of carotenoids present in animals, specially in milk, butter and selected tissues, and in the food intake of the animals. His work represented most likely the first use of chromatography after Tswett's basic publications in 1906. Palmer's 1922-book on carotenoids, also describing the methodology of chromatography, served as the transmission between Tswett, the early users of the technique (Palmer, Dhéré), and the “rebirth” of chromatography in 1931 in Heidelberg.

Key Words

Chromatography History of chromatography Carotenoids L. S. Palmer 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. S. Ettre
    • 1
  • R. L. Wixom
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringYale UniversityNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.Department of Biochemistry, School of MedicineUniversity of MissouriColumbiaUSA

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