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Partition Chromatography of Organic Acids on a Paper Sheet Support

Nature volume 160, pages 8788 (19 July 1947) | Download Citation



By so-called ‘one-dimension partition chromatography’ on a paper support (first used successfully by Consden, Gordon and Martin1 for the separation of amino-acids, and recently adapted by Partridge2 for the separation of reducing sugars), we have succeeded in separating the individual members of a mixture of carboxylic acids of the types commonly occurring in plant tissues.

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    , and , Biochem. J., 38, 224 (1944).

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    , Nature, 158, 270 (1946).

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  1. Dept. of Biochemistry, University of Melbourne. April 19.

    • J. W. H. LUGG
  2. Dept. of Botany, University of Melbourne. April 19.

    • B. T. OVERELL


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