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Capillary Electrophoresis

  1. Hudan Safarpour1,
  2. Reza Asiaie2

Published Online: 15 APR 2003

DOI: 10.1002/047126363X.agr042

Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals

Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals

How to Cite

Safarpour, H. and Asiaie, R. 2003. Capillary Electrophoresis. Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    American Cyanamid Company, Princeton, New Jersey

  2. 2

    Roche Molecular Systems, Somerville, New Jersey

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2003


Since its first commercial introduction in the late 1980s, capillary electrophoresis has rapidly and continuously grown as an invaluable technique to address and resolve challenging issues. This has placed it on a platform complementary to liquid chromatography. Capillary electrophoresis has been employed in the separation of a broad range of polar as well as charged and neutral analytes at relatively low levels. The driving force behind this tremendous volume of research lies in the sensitivity, robustness, and versatility of capillary electrophoresis techniques. In addition, the ever more stringent regulatory requirements have further catalyzed this movement.


  • capillary electrophoresis;
  • analytes;
  • thermal diffusion;
  • convection;
  • protein;
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  • phenoxy acid herbicides;
  • phenoxy ester herbicides