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Chromatography with Supercritical Fluids (Supercritical Fluid Chromatography, SFC)

  • Gerd Brunner
Part of the Topics in Physical Chemistry book series (TOPPHYSCHEM, volume 4)


In a chromatographic separation a mixture of substances is transported by a carrier, called mobile phase, along a not moving surface, called stationary phase. Chromatography is therefore a separation based on two mass separating agents: the mobile phase and the stationary phase. Between the two phases mass transfer processes take place, which lead to a different transport velocity along the surface of the stationary phase for the different components of a mixture. The components reach the end of the stationary phase at different times and can be detected and collected separately.


Stationary Phase Chromatographic Separation Capacity Factor Supercritical Fluid Chromatography Capacity Ratio 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerd Brunner
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  1. 1.Arbeitsbereich Verfahrenstechnik IITechnische Universität Hamburg-HarburgHamburgDeutschland

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