Special Issue "New Trends in Thin-Layer Chromatography"
A special issue of Separations (ISSN 2297-8739).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2015)
For many years, Thin-Layer Chromatography (TLC) has served science and industry well in the efficient and cost-effective separation, purification and identification of many chemical substances. Advancements in manufacturing have improved separation and isolation efficiencies of high-performance TLC (HPTLC) plates, and the number of substances incorporated into the stationary phase of thin-layer plates has allowed for diverse and specialized applications. TLC remains an economical and expedient method for the isolation, purification and identification of many different types of molecules. TLC overlay and TLC blotting techniques exploit the specificity of protein probes such as antibodies and toxins in aqueous solutions for the identification of glycolipids and other complex molecules. Coupling HPTLC with the analytical capabilities of techniques such as mass spectrometry and Raman scattering also has added new dimensions to the usefulness of TLC. This issue is dedicated to demonstrating the utility of the many improvements in TLC sorbent and binder technology and the ability to couple TLC separation capabilities with other analytical techniques that have allowed for such a multitude of applications.
Prof. Dr. Mark Devlin Maloney
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- stationary phase
- TLC overlay
- TLC blot
- TLC IR-MALDI-o-TOF MS