Coated Charcoal Assay of Vitamins, Minerals, Hormones, and Their Binders

  • Victor Herbert
  • Kam-Seng Lau
  • Chester W. Gottlieb


For more than a century, charcoal has been known to be an almost universal adsorbent, capable of adsorbing an almost limitless variety of solids, liquids, or gases from liquid or gaseous solutions [1, 2]. Adsorption by charcoal occurs almost instantaneously, as demonstrated by the rapid decolorization of caramelized sugar solutions when passed through charcoal columns (column chromatography) or shaken with charcoal (batch separation).


Gastric Juice Human Growth Hormone Euglena Gracilis Schematic Depiction Pork Insulin 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Victor Herbert
    • 1
  • Kam-Seng Lau
    • 1
  • Chester W. Gottlieb
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of HematologyThe Mount Sinai HospitalNew YorkUSA

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