Gas Chromatography, Second Edition offers a single source of authoritative information on all aspects relating to the practice of gas chromatography. A focus on short, topic-focused chapters facilitates the identification of information that will be of immediate interest for familiar or emerging uses of gas chromatography. The book gives those working in both academia and industry the opportunity to learn, refresh and deepen their understanding of fundamental and instrumental aspects of gas chromatography and tools for the interpretation and management of chromatographic data. Users will find a consolidated guide to the selection of separation conditions and the use of auxiliary techniques.
This new edition restores the contemporary character of the book with respect to those involved in advancing the technology, analyzing the data produced, or applying the technique to new application areas. New topics covered include hyphenated spectroscopic detectors, micromachined instrument platforms, derivatization and related microchemical techniques, petrochemical applications, volatile compounds in the atmosphere, and more.
- Includes chapters written by recognized authoritative and visionary experts in the field, thus providing an overview and focused treatments on a single topic
- Provides comprehensive coverage of modern gas chromatography, from theory, to methods and selected applications
- Places modern developments in research literature into a general context not always apparent to inexperienced users of the techniques
1. Milestones in the development of gas chromatography 2. Theory of gas chromatography 3. Column technology 4. Classification and selection of columns for analytical applications 5. Multidimensional and comprehensive gas chromatography 6. Sample introduction methods 7. Headspace gas chromatography 8. Thermal desorption for gas chromatography 9. Pyrolysis gas chromatography 10. Detectors 11. Hyphenated spectroscopic detectors 12. Hyphenated mass and ion mobility detectors 13. Plasma-based detectors 14. Field and portable instruments 15. Micomachined instrument platforms 16. Preparative gas chromatography 17. Validation of gas chromatographic methods 18. Quantitative structure
retention relationships 19. Inverse gas chromatography 20. Derivatization and related michrochemical techniques 21. Petrochemical applications 22. Essential oils and fragrances 23. Lipids 24. Carbohydrates 25. Stereoisomers 26. Metabolomics 27. Forensic science 28. Multiresidue methods for pesticides 29. Volatile compounds in the atmosphere 30. Chemical warfare agent 31. Emerging and persistent environmental contaminants 32. Pheromones and related semiochemicals 33. Wine 34. Space exploration
Professor Colin Poole is internationally known in the field of thin-layer chromatography and is an editor of the Journal of Chromatography and former editor of the Journal of Planar Chromatography - Modern TLC. He has authored several books on chromatography, recent examples being "The Essence of Chromatography published by Elsevier (2003), and "Gas Chromatography published by Elsevier (2012). He is the author of approximately 400 research articles, many of which deal with thin-layer chromatography, and is co-chair of the biennial "International Symposium on High-Performance Thin-Layer Chromatography.