Column Technology in Gas Chromatography
Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
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Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry
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Larson, P. 2006. Column Technology in Gas Chromatography. Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry. .
- Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
Column technology has fostered the development of gas chromatography (GC). As the manufacture of columns, especially capillary columns, has become more reproducible, the instruments have also improved. Chromatographic theory helps to guide the development of both the column and instrument in GC. Aspects of the theory directly related to the construction of columns are summarized. While packed columns can still be made in the local laboratory, the construction of capillary columns has moved to commercial vendors with the introduction of thin-walled fused-silica capillary columns. The technology required for the construction of columns is described.