Adsorption Chromatography on Silica-treated Paper

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PAPER partition chromatography is not successful with many organic compounds for two reasons: (1) the compounds have low solubility in water, and hence move on the solvent front in normal partition systems; (2) low reactivity of the compounds makes detection of the position of spots difficult.

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ROBERTS, J. Adsorption Chromatography on Silica-treated Paper. Nature 181, 338 (1958) doi:10.1038/181338a0

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