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Basic Gas Chromatography, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-43954-8
256 pages
July 2009, ©2009
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The New Edition of the Well-Regarded Handbook on Gas Chromatography

Since the publication of the highly successful first edition of Basic Gas Chromatography, the practice of chromatography has undergone several notable developments. Basic Gas Chromatography, Second Edition covers the latest in the field, giving readers the most up-to-date guide available, while maintaining the first edition's practical, applied approach to the subject and its accessibility to a wide range of readers.

The text provides comprehensive coverage of basic topics in the field, such as stationary phases, packed columns and inlets, capillary columns and inlets, detectors, and qualitative and quantitative analysis. At the same time, the coverage also features key additions and updated topics including:

  • Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS)
  • Sampling methods
  • Multidimensional gas chromatography
  • Fast gas chromatography
  • Gas chromatography analysis of nonvolatile compounds
  • Inverse gas chromatography and pyrolysis gas chromatography

Along with these new and updated topics, the references, resources, and Web sites in Basic Gas Chromatography have been revised to reflect the state of the field. Concise and fundamental in its coverage, Basic Gas Chromatography, Second Edition remains the standard handbook for everyone from undergraduates studying analytical chemistry to working industrial chemists.

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PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION.

PREFACE.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS.

1 INTRODUCTION.

A Brief History.

Definitions.

Overview: Advantages and Disadvantages.

Instrumentation.

References.

2 INSTRUMENT OVERVIEW.

Carrier Gas.

Flow Control and Measurement.

Sample Inlets and Sampling Devices.

Columns.

Temperature Zones.

Detectors.

Data Systems.

References.

3 BASIC CONCEPTS AND TERMS.

Definitions, Terms, and Symbols.

The Rate Theory.

A Redefinition of H.

The Achievement of Separation.

References.

4 STATIONARY PHASES.

Selecting a Column.

Classification of Stationary Phases for GLC.

Liquid Stationary Phases (GLC).

Solid Stationary Phases (GSC).

References.

5 PACKED COLUMNS AND INLETS.

Solid Supports.

Liquid Stationary Phases.

Solid Stationary Phases (GSC).

Gas Analysis.

Analysis of Other Inorganics.

Inlets for Liquid Samples and Solutions.

Special Columns.

Upgrading for Capillary Columns.

References.

6 CAPILLARY COLUMNS AND INLETS.

Types of OT Columns.

OT Column Tubing.

Advantages of OT Columns.

Column Selection.

Capillary Inlet Systems.

Miscellaneous Topics.

References.

7 DETECTORS.

Classification of Detectors.

Detector Characteristics.

Flame Ionization Detector (FID).

Thermal Conductivity Detector (TCD).

Electron Capture Detector (ECD).

Other Detectors.

References.

8 QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS.

Qualitative Analysis.

Quantitative Analysis.

References.

9 PROGRAMMED TEMPERATURE.

Temperature Effects.

Advantages and Disadvantages of PTGC.

Requirements of PTGC.

Theory of PTGC.

Special Topics.

References.

10 GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY–MASS SPECTROMETRY (GC–MS).

Instrumentation.

History.

Limitations of GC–MS Systems.

Data Analysis.

References.

11 MULTIDIMENSIONAL GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY.

Overview.

Fundamental Principles of Multidimensional Chromatography.

GC×GC with Heart Cutting.

Comprehensive GC×GC.

LC×GC with Heart Cutting.

Comprehensive LC×GC.

Summary.

References.

12 SAMPLING METHODS.

Overview.

Liquid–Liquid Extraction (LLE).

Solid–Liquid Extraction: Soxhlet Extraction and Accelerated Solvent Extraction (ASE).

Liquid–Solid Extraction: Solid-Phase Extraction (SPE).

Liquid- or Solid-Vapor Extraction: Headspace Extraction.

Solid-Phase Micro-extraction (SPME).

Additional Techniques and Summary.

References.

13 SPECIAL TOPICS.

Fast GC.

Chiral Analysis by GC.

GC Analysis of Nonvolatile Compounds.

References.

14 TROUBLESHOOTING GC SYSTEMS.

APPENDIX I SYMBOLS AND ACRONYMS.

APPENDIX II GUIDELINES FOR SELECTING CAPILLARY COLUMNS.

APPENDIX III GC: HOW TO AVOID PROBLEMS.

APPENDIX IV CALCULATION OF SPLIT RATIO FOR SPLIT INJECTION ON OT COLUMNS.

APPENDIX V OPERATING CONDITIONS FOR CAPILLARY COLUMNS.

APPENDIX VI OV LIQUID PHASES PHYSICAL PROPERTY DATA.

APPENDIX VII SOME COMPRESSIBILITY CORRECTION FACTORS (J).

APPENDIX VIII SOME INTERNET WEBSITES FOR GAS CHROMATOGRAPHERS.

APPENDIX IX OTHER BOOKS ON GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY.

INDEX OF APPLICATIONS.

INDEX.

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Harold M. Mcnair, PhD, known internationally as a leading researcher and educator in the field of chromatography, is currently Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at Virginia Tech.

James M. Miller, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at Drew University, where he taught for thirty-six years. He is also the author of Chromatography: Concepts and Contrasts (Wiley).

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"The book should appeal to readers with varying levels of education and emphasises a practical, applied approach to the subject. Basic Gas Chromatography, 2nd Edition remains the standard handbook for everyone from undergraduates studying analytical chemistry to working industrial chemists. It is particularly suited for intensive short courses." (Chemistry Journals, 11 April 2011)

 

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