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 
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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

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