Practical Gas Chromatography

A Comprehensive Reference

  • Katja Dettmer-Wilde
  • Werner Engewald

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. General

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Werner Engewald, Katja Dettmer-Wilde
      Pages 3-20
    3. Werner Engewald, Katja Dettmer-Wilde
      Pages 21-57
    4. Werner Engewald, Katja Dettmer-Wilde, Harald Rotzsche
      Pages 59-116
    5. Werner Engewald, Katja Dettmer-Wilde
      Pages 117-160
    6. Maurus Biedermann
      Pages 161-203
    7. Jan T. Andersson
      Pages 205-248
    8. Katja Dettmer-Wilde, Werner Engewald
      Pages 249-269
    9. Katja Dettmer-Wilde, Werner Engewald
      Pages 271-302
    10. Monika Moeder
      Pages 303-350
    11. Sibylle Mothes, Jürgen Mattusch
      Pages 351-370
    12. Maik A. Jochmann, Jens Laaks, Torsten C. Schmidt
      Pages 371-412
    13. Hans-Ulrich Baier
      Pages 413-459
    14. Mohamed Adahchour, Udo A. Th. Brinkman
      Pages 461-502
    15. Peter Schultze
      Pages 503-526
  3. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 527-527
    2. Lourdes Ramos
      Pages 577-602
    3. Katja Dettmer-Wilde
      Pages 603-632

About this book


Gas chromatography continues to be one of the most widely used analytical techniques, since its applications today expand into fields such as biomarker research or metabolomics. This new practical textbook enables the reader to make full use of gas chromatography. Essential fundamentals and their implications for the practical work at the instrument are provided, as well as details on the instrumentation such as inlet systems, columns and detectors. Specialized techniques from all aspects of GC are introduced ranging from sample preparation, solvent-free injection techniques, and pyrolysis GC, to separation including fast GC and comprehensive GCxGC and finally detection, such as GC-MS and element-specific detection. Various fields of application such as enantiomer, food, flavor and fragrance analysis, physicochemical measurements, forensic toxicology, and clinical analysis are discussed as well as cutting-edge application in metabolomics is covered.

About the Editors:

Katja Dettmer-Wilde is Principal Investigator heading the mass spectrometry - metabolomics group at the Institute of Functional Genomics, University of Regensburg, Germany. She studied chemistry at the University of Leipzig and got her PhD with Werner Engewald working on the analysis of volatile organic compounds by GC-MS. Since her postdoctoral studies at the University of California Davis she has been focusing on hyphenated separation techniques in metabolomics.

Werner Engewald is professor emeritus of the University of Leipzig, Germany. He is one of the leading gas chromatographers worldwide and has made substantial contributions towards the development of this technique. He regularly gives courses for GC users. He was awarded the Martin gold medal of the Chromatographic Society in 2002 and the Clemens-Winkler-Medal of the Division of Analytical Chemistry of the German Chemical Society in 2009.



Biomarker and Metabolomic Research Comprehensive Two-Dimensional GC Enantiomers Flavours Fragrances

Editors and affiliations

  • Katja Dettmer-Wilde
    • 1
  • Werner Engewald
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Functional GenomicsUniversity of RegensburgRegensburgGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Analytical ChemistryUniversity of LeipzigLeipzigGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-54639-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-54640-2
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