Paper Chromatography of some Acridines


PARTITION chromatography on paper has proved of such general use in biochemistry that, for the time, adsorption chromatography seems to have been neglected. Datta and Overell1 have recently shown, however, that vitamin A and its derivatives can be chromatographed on filter paper impregnated with alumina, whereas, owing to the high solubility in lipoid solvents, partition chromatography is unsuccessful. Even the addition of alumina to the paper is in many cases unnecessary, as was shown by Goppelsroeder2 so long ago as 1910. As in ordinary chromatography, the adsorption and elution are governed by the solvent used.

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    Datta, S. P., and Overell, B. G., Biochem. J., 44, xliii (1949).

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    Goppelsroeder, F., “Kapillaranalyse” (Dresden, 1910).

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LEDERER, M. Paper Chromatography of some Acridines. Nature 165, 529–530 (1950).

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