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Modern Practice of Gas Chromatography, 4th Edition

Modern Practice of Gas Chromatography, 4th Edition

Robert L. Grob PhD (Editor), Eugene F. Barry PhD (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-471-65115-4

Aug 2004

1064 pages



The bible of gas chromatography-offering everything the professional and the novice need to know about running, maintaining, and interpreting the results from GC
Analytical chemists, technicians, and scientists in allied disciplines have come to regard Modern Practice of Gas Chomatography as the standard reference in gas chromatography. In addition to serving as an invaluable reference for the experienced practitioner, this bestselling work provides the beginner with a solid understanding of gas chromatographic theory and basic techniques.
This new Fourth Edition incorporates the most recent developments in the field, including entirely new chapters on gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS); optimization of separations and computer assistance; high speed or fast gas chromatography; mobile phase requirements: gas system requirements and sample preparation techniques; qualitative and quantitative analysis by GC; updated information on detectors; validation and QA/QC of chromatographic methods; and useful hints for good gas chromatography.
As in previous editions, contributing authors have been chosen for their expertise and active participation in their respective areas. Modern Practice of Gas Chromatography, Fourth Edition presents a well-rounded and comprehensive overview of the current state of this important technology, providing a practical reference that will greatly appeal to both experienced chomatographers and novices.

1. Introduction (Robert L. Grob).


2. Theory of Gas Chromatography (Robert L. Grob).

3. Columns: Packed and Capillary; Column Selection in Gas Chromatography (Eugene F. Barry).

4. Optimization of Separations and Computer Assistance (John V. Hinshaw).

5. High-Speed Gas Chromatography (Richard D. Sacks).


6. Detectors in Modern Gas Chromatography (Luis A. Colón and Lisa J. Baird).

7. Techniques for Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (John A. Masucci and Gary W. Caldwell).

8. Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis by Gas Chromatography (Robert L. Grob and Mary A. Kaiser).

9. Inlet Systems for Gas Chromatography (Nicholas H. Snow).

10. Gas Management Systems for Gas Chromatography (Reginald J. Bartram).


11. Sample Preparation Techniques for Gas Chromatography (Nicholas H. Snow and Gregory C. Slack).

12. Physicochemical Measurements by Gas Chromatography (Mary A. Kaiser and Cecil R. Dybowski).

13. Petroleum and Petrochemical Analysis by Gas Chromatography (Edward F. Smith, Mark E. Craig, and Clifford C. Walters).

14. Clinical and Pharmaceutical Applications of Gas Chromatography (Juan G. Alvarez).

15. Environmental Applications of Gas Chromatography (John L. Snyder).

16. Forensic Science Applications of Gas Chromatography (Thomas A. Brettell).

17. Validation and QA/QC of Gas Chromatographic Methods (Thomas A. Brettell and Richard E. Lester).


Appendix A. Effect of Detector Attenuation Change and Chart Speed on Peak Height, Peak Width, and Peak Area (Robert L. Grob and Eugene F. Barry).

Appendix B. Gas Chromatographic Acronyms and Symbols and Their Definitions (Robert L. Grob and Eugene F. Barry).

Appendix C. Useful Hints for Gas Chromatography (Robert L. Grob and Eugene F. Barry).


“This new and largely illustrated edition represents an all-inclusive text that may be used for university courses as well as short courses.” (International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, August 2005)

""In addition to being a very thorough instrumental work, this book also covers modern applications of GC in numerous disciplines."" (CHOICE, January 2005)

""For students and professors of GC, this edition is a must-have. It is comprehensive and contains many special topics, including all the current references needed to continue your study."" (Analytical Chemistry, February 1, 2005)

""This book will not only be helpful for novices in the field…but will also serve as an invaluable reference tool for more experienced users …"" (E-STREAMS, December 2004)

""It is a pleasure to review the fourth edition of what many regard as the 'Bible' of gas chromatography...a must-have book on the shelves of all laboratories doing gas chromatographic analyses."" (Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, October 7, 2004)

""…valuable reference on gas chromatography."" (Journal of the American Chemical Society, Sept 15, 2004)