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High-Efficiency Columns for the Analysis of Hydrocarbons by Gas-Liquid Chromatography

Nature volume 180, pages 702703 (05 October 1957) | Download Citation



FOLLOWING the work of Keulemans and Kwantes1, the factors affecting column efficiency have been examined further, and the conditions required to obtain optimum column-efficiency have been determined. Important factors affecting column efficiency are the correct grade of column support, the quantity of liquid phase on the support and the dimensions of the column. Column efficiencies2 of 12,000 theoretical plates may be obtained using the following conditions ;


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    , and , “Vapour Phase Chromatography”, 15 (edit. by Desty, D. H., 1957).

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    Nomenclature Recommendations, “Vapour Phase Chromatography” (edit. Desty, D. H., 1957).

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    , “Vapour Phase Chromatography”, 131 (edit. Desty, D. H., 1957).

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  1. Research Section, Technical Department, Benzole Producers, Ltd., Watford, Herts. April 24.

    • R. P. W. SCOTT
    •  & J. D. CHESHIRE


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