Choosing the right column is key in Gas Chromatography. “Columns for Gas Chromatography: Performance and Selection” is a new hands-on reference for scientists and technicians working with packed column and capillary column gas chromatography.

The authors Eugene F. Barry (University of Massachusetts Lowell) and Robert L. Grob (Villanova University) discuss the development, performance, selection, and technology of columns for gas chromatography and include a handy list of packed column separations and guidelines for column selection in Appendices A and B. A subject index completes the book.

Book Description

Gas Chromatography (GC) is the most widely used method for separating and analyzing a wide variety of organic compounds and gases. There have been many recent advancements in both packed column and capillary column GC. With numerous options and considerations, selecting the right column can be complicated. This resource provides essential guidance for scientists and technicians, including:

  • Methods of choosing both capillary and packed columns
  • Selection of dimensions (column length, I.D., film thickness, etc.) and type of column
  • Guidelines for proper connections of the column to the injector and detector
  • United States Pharmacopeia and National Formulary chromatographic methods
  • ASTM, EPA, NIOSH, and OSHA column selection specifications
  • Information on the advantages of computer assistance in GC and multidimensional GC
  • Comprehensive information on column oven temperature control