Quantitative Methods in Thin-Layer Chromatography

  • Colin F. Poole
  • Salwa K. Poole
  • Thomas A. Dean
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Summary

Physical, chemical and instrumental sources of error in quantitative thin-layer chromatography using slit-scanning densitometry are identified, and where possible, practical solutions for their control are indicated. Mathematical transformations of non-linear calibration data are identified as an additional source of error that can be avoided by using nonlinear regression models. In addition, some alternative techniques to quantification by slit-scanning densitometry are considered and their future assessed. From among these, image analyzers and hyphenated techniques such as TLC-SIMS and TLC-SERS, which can provide structural information from TLC spots for identification purposes, are highlighted as being likely to become more important in the near future.

Keywords

Tungsten Hydrogen Carbonate Fluor Methylene Chloride Cesium 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Colin F. Poole
    • 1
  • Salwa K. Poole
    • 1
  • Thomas A. Dean
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryWayne State UniversityDetroitUSA

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