Gas Chromatography

Edited by

  • Colin Poole, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA

This title provides comprehensive coverage of modern gas chromatography including theory, instrumentation, columns, and applications addressing the needs of advanced students and professional scientists in industry and government laboratories. Chapters are written by recognized experts on each topic. Each chapter offers a complete picture with respect to its topic so researchers can move straight to the information they need without reading through a lot of background information.
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university and industrial libraries and individual professionals in different fields who currently use gas chromatography or need to enforce their knowledge of the techniques for project planning and execution.


Book information

  • Published: June 2012
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-385540-4


"The book presents important research into and reviews of new methods, and also provides an update on applications of gas chromatography in various fields…The wide coverage makes this an excellent reference book on the subject for scientists and for graduate students."--Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry online, May 18, 2013
"…recommend this work for its high-level coverage of the fundamentals…written by experts in the field…for advanced students and professionals."--CHOICE,
March 2013

Table of Contents

1 Milestones in the Development of Gas Chromatography; 2 Theory; 3 Column Technology (Open-Tubular Columns); 4 Column Technology (Packed Columns); 5 Gas-Solid Chromatography (PLOT columns); 6 Column Characterization and Method Development; 7 Multidimensional and Comprehensive Gas Chromatography; 8 Sample Introduction Methods; 9 Headspace Gas Chromatography; 10 Thermal Desorption Methods; 11 Pyrolysis Gas Chromatography; 12 Detectors; 13 Hyphenated Spectroscopic Detectors; 14 Hyphetenad Plasma-Based Detectors; 15 Field and Portable Instruments; 16 Preparative Gas Chromatography; 17 Data Analysis Methods; 18 Validation of Gas Chromatographic Methods; 19 Quantitative Structure-Retention Relationships; 20 Physicochemical Measurements (Inverse Gas Chromatography); 21 Separation of Enantiomers; 22 Essential Oils and Fragrances; 23 Lipids; 24 Metabonomics; 25 Forensic Applications; 26 Multiresidue Methods for Pesticides and Related Contaminants in Food; 27 Chemical Warfare Agents; 28 Environmental Analysis: Persistent and Emerging Contaminants; 29 Pheromones; 30 Wine and Spirits; 31 Space Exploration