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Overview

Leading researchers discuss the past and present of chromatography More than one hundred years after Mikhail Tswett pioneered adsorption chromatography, his separation technique has developed into an important branch of scientific study. Providing a full portrait of the discipline, Chromatography: A Science of Discovery bridges the gap between early, twentieth-century chromatography and the cutting edge of today's research. Featuring contributions from more than fifty award-winning chromatographers, Chromatog-raphy offers a multifaceted look at the development and maturation of this field into its current state, as well as its importance across various scientific endeavors. The coverage includes:
• Consideration of chromatography as a unified science rather than just a separation method
• Key breakthroughs, revolutions, and paradigm shifts in chromatography
• Profiles of Nobel laureates who used chromatography in their research, and the role it played
• Recent advances in column technology
• Chromatography's contributions to the agricultural, space, biological/medical sciences; pharmaceutical science; and environmental, natural products, and chemical analysis
• Future trends in chromatography With numerous references and an engaging series of voices, Chromatography: A Science of Discovery offers a diverse look at an essential area of science. It is a unique and invaluable resource for researchers, students, and other interested readers who seek a broader understanding of this field.

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“In summary, the editors’ objective of linking the development of chemical separations to their modern practice was met. The description of the development of various separation techniques, and their impact on modern science, was most interesting. Contributions from a variety of separation scientists provide a breadth of coverage over nearly all areas of modern chromatography.” (Anal Bioanal Chem, 2011)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470283455
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/21/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 410
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

ROBERT L. WIXOM (1924–2009). As Professor and thenProfessor Emeritus of Biochemistry at University ofMissouri–Columbia, Dr. Wixom received three teaching awards,including a nomination by MU students for the Conservation Educatorof the Year (1996) for the State of Missouri. He served as adepartmental representative to the Graduate Faculty Senate(1970–1993) and the chair of the Biological Sciences Sector,(1989–1992), which included a key role in three new majoruniversity programs. He was the co-initiator of the UMCEnvironmental Affairs Council, serving as their first chair forthree years (1990–1994). In 2003, he received the EarlhamCollege Outstanding Alumni Award.

CHARLES W. GEHRKE (1917–2009). As Professor andthen Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry at University ofMissouri–Columbia, Dr. Gehrke authored over 260 scientificpublications in analytical chemistry and biochemistry, including anumber of books. He was widely known for developing a quantitativegas chromatographic analysis method for amino acids, which, withNASA, advanced the analysis of moon rocks for signs of life. Dr.Gehrke developed many official analytical methods that were adoptedby the Association of Analytical Chemists (AOAC) and receivednumerous awards, including the AOAC Harvey W. Wiley Award.

Drs. Wixom and Gehrke continued to contribute to the advancementof scientific knowledge and education in many ways long afterretiring from teaching and research at the University of Missouri.With a great appreciation for history and the groundwork that hasbeen laid for future generations of scientists, they teamed up toproduce this book Chromatography: A Science of Discovery.This is their last publication, as they both have passed away. Thefuture of chromatography will benefit from their lifelongefforts.

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Table of Contents

Dedication.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Editors/Authors.

Contributors.

1 Chromatography—A New Discipline of Science (Robert L.Wixom, Charles W. Gehrke, Viktor G. Berezkin, and JaroslavJanak).

2 Chromatography—A Unified Science (Thomas L.Chester).

3 Paradigm Shifts in Chromatography: Nobel Awardees (RobertL. Wixom).

4 The Trails of Research in Chromatography (Robert L.Wixom).

5 Today’s Chromatographers and Their Discoveries(2000–2008) (Robert L. Wixom and Charles W.Gehrke).

6 History and Developments in Chromatographic Column Technologyand Validation to 2001 (Ernest Bayer, Walter G. Jennings, RonaldE. Majors, J. Jack Kirkland, Klaus K. Unger, Heinz Engelhardt,Gerard Schomburg, William H. Pirkle, Christopher J. Welch, DanielW. Armstrong, Jerker O. Porath, Jan B. Sjövall, and Charles W.Gehrke).

7 Chromatography—Advances and Applications inEnvironmental, Agricultural, Space, Biological, and MedicalSciences (Charles W. Gehrke and David S. Hage).

8 Chromatography—Advances and Applications inPharmaceutical Analysis in the Corporate Sector (Pat Noland,Terry N. Hopper, Michael W. Dong, Yong Guo, Todd D. Maloney, andRaymond N. Xu).

9 Chromatography—Advances in Environmental and NaturalProducts, Chemical Analysis and Synthesis (Del Koch, LyleJohnson, Charles W. Gehrke, Pat Sandra and Richard B. VanBreemen).

10 The Chromatography Story Unfolds (Charles W. Gehrke andRobert L. Wixom).

11 Chromatography in the Millennium—Perspectives(Robert L. Wixom and Charles W. Gehrke).

Author/Scientist Index.

Subject Index.

Cover Photographs Key.

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