Gas Chromatography

Gas Chromatography

2nd Edition - April 15, 2021

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  • Editor: Colin Poole
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128206751
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128206775

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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.

Key Features

  • 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


Analytical chemists working in academia, government laboratories, industrial and clinical laboratories, and regulatory agencies; chemists from other disciplines requiring an overview of separation techniques; organizations offering professional development courses and in-house training

Table of Contents

  • 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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 936
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: April 15, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128206751
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128206775

About the Editor

Colin Poole

Colin Poole
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”.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemistry, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA

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