Liquid Chromatographic Separations using Rubber as the Stationary Phase


IN a previous communication1 it was reported that certain polymers could be separated from mineral oil by a liquid chromatographic method, n-Heptane was used as the mobile phase and small pieces of thin vulcanized natural latex as the stationary phase. It has now been found that compounds of lower molecular weight can also be separated by this method.

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BREWER, P. Liquid Chromatographic Separations using Rubber as the Stationary Phase. Nature 190, 625–626 (1961).

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