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Unexpected Formation of Volatile Compounds on Gas-Liquid Chromatography Columns


WHEN odorous compounds of food or other products, after initial concentration and separation from the non-volatile material, are investigated by gas-liquid chromatography, only in exceptional cases can the complex mixture be completely separated on a single stationary phase.

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    Osteux, R., Guillaume, J., and Laturaze, J., J. Chromat., 1, 70 (1958).

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