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Chromatography [Registered]

The word “chromatography” comes from the Greek “chromos”, colour and “graphein”, to write. It describes a group of similar separation techniques depending on how fast a substance moves in a stream of gas or liquid past a stationary phase to which the substance may be attracted slightly. A green dye spotted on filter paper separates into yellow and blue, illustrating simple chromatography. The Russian botanist Mikhail Tswett (1872-1919) was the first to understand the basis of chromatography and to apply it systematically for the separation of plant pigments. In March 1903 he gave a presentation titled “On a new category…

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