Standard Article

Chromatography TLC

  1. Esther Forgács,
  2. Tibor Cserháti

Published Online: 15 APR 2003

DOI: 10.1002/047126363X.agr049

Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals

Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals

How to Cite

Forgács, E. and Cserháti, T. 2003. Chromatography TLC. Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals. .

Author Information

  1. Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2003


High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) has been developed as a rapid and sensitive method for the separation and quantitative determination of a wide variety of compounds present in complex matrices in very low concentration. As gas–solid and gas–liquid chromatographic techniques are only suitable for the analysis of volatile and thermostable compounds with relatively low molecular mass, HPLC methods can also separate nonvolatile, thermolabile, and large molecules. The excellent separating power, high sensitivity, and considerable diversity of solutes that could be separated with HPLC contributed to its popularity.


  • high-performance liquid chromatography;
  • adsorption HPLC;
  • reversed-phase HPLC;
  • practical HPLC;
  • solid-phase extraction;
  • organochlorine pesticides;
  • organophosphorus pesticides;
  • urea pesticides;
  • triazine derivatives;
  • pyrethroids