Gas chromatography (GC), which was introduced in 1952, is now one of the most extensively used instrumental procedures for separation of compounds. GC is employed mainly in analytical work, but it can be used also for preparative purposes. In principle, all covalent compounds of moderate molecular weight can be separated by means of GC. In addition, GC often permits tentative identification of the compounds studied.


Packed Column Electron Capture Detector Theoretical Plate Vaporization Chamber Liquid Stationary Phase 


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. Alltech Associate Chromatography Products Catalog, 1980, 35:37.Google Scholar
  2. Andrews, R. K., 1970, in Introduction to Gas Chromatography ,Pye Unicam, Cambridge.Google Scholar
  3. Bertsch, W., Jennings, W. G., and Kaiser, R. E. (eds.), 1981, Recent Advances in Capillary Gas Chromatography ,Hütig Verlag, Heidelberg.Google Scholar
  4. Craven, R. B., Brooks, J. B., Edman, D. C., Converse, J. D., Greenlee, J., Schlossberg, D., Furlow, T. L., Gwaltney, J. M., and Miner, W. F., 1977, Rapid diagnosis of lymphocytic meningitis by frequency-pulsed electron capture gas-liquid chromatography: Differentiation of tuberculous, cryptococcal and viral meningitis, J. Clin. Microbiol. 6:27–32.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  5. Drucker, D. B., 1976, Gas-liquid Chromatographie chemotaxonomy, in “Methods of Microbiology” J. R. Norris, ed. 9:52–125, Academic Press, London.Google Scholar
  6. Golay, M. J. E., 1958, “Theory and Practice of Gas Liquid Partition Chromatography with Coated Capillaries,” in Gas Chromatography (V. J. Coates, H. J. Noebles, and I. S. Fagerson, eds.) pp. 1–13, Academic Press, New York.Google Scholar
  7. Grob, K., and Grob, J., Jr., 1981, “Splitless Injection and the Solvent Effect,” in Recent Advances in Capillary Gas Chromatography (W. Bertsch, W. G. Jennings, and R. E. Kaiser, eds.) pp. 455–474, Hütig Verlag, Heidelberg.Google Scholar
  8. Grob, R. L., 1977, in Modern Practice of Gas Chromatography ,John Wiley and Sons, New York.Google Scholar
  9. Jennings, W. G., 1980, in Gas Chromatography with Glass Capillary Columns (2nd ed), Academic Press, New York.Google Scholar
  10. Jennings, W. G., 1981, Comparisons of Fused Silica and Other Glass Columns in Gas Chromatography ,Hütig Verlag, Heidelberg.Google Scholar
  11. Larsson, L., and Holst, E., 1982, Feasibility of automated head-space gas chromatography in identification of anaerobic bacteria, Acta Pathol. Microbiol. Scand. Sect. 90, 90:125.Google Scholar
  12. Larsson, L., Mårdh, P.-A., and Odham, G., 1978, Analysis of amines and other bacterial products by head-space gas chromatography, Acta Pathol. Microbiol. Scand. Sect B 86: 207–213.Google Scholar
  13. Moss, C. W., 1981, Gas-liquid chromatography as an analytical tool in microbiology, J. Chromatogr. 203; 337–347.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. Moss, C. W., Dees, S. B., and Guerrant, G. O., 1980, Gas-liquid chromatography of bacterial fatty acids with a fused-silica capillary column, J. Clin. Microbiol. 12; 127–130.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  15. SGE Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry Products, 1980, p. 26.Google Scholar
  16. Willard, H. H., Merritt, L. L., and Dean, J. A., 1970, “Gas Chromatography”, in Instrumental Methods of Analysis (4th ed.), pp. 494–530, Van Nostrand Company, New York.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lennart Larsson
    • 1
  • Göran Odham
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Medical MicrobiologyUniversity of LundLundSweden
  2. 2.Laboratory of Ecological ChemistryUniversity of LundLundSweden

Personalised recommendations