Future Developments

High speed GC can probably be best described as currently being in an interim phase. It is in the process of moving from the research laboratory to the analysis laboratory. Most of the basic research demonstrating the feasibility of high speed GC and the instrumental modifications necessary for successful high speed analysis have been accomplished and the findings are well disseminated in the literature, yet the number of true applications remains small.

One technique, which has not been commented on in this article, is the combination of high speed GC with mass spectrometry (MS) as a detection method. The advent of fast scanning time-of-flight mass analysers has provided the data acquisition rates necessary for interfacing with high speed GC. Although the concept of coupling the two techniques together has been demonstrated, no real application articles using both techniques are currently available. Given the prominence of GC-MS analysis in many areas, this will surely change in the near future.

Other future developments will probably include the interfacing of other selective detectors with high speed GC and the subsequent expansion of high speed GC into the areas of analysis served by these selective detectors.

See also: II/Chromatography: Gas: Column Technology; Detectors: General (Flame Ionization Detectors and Thermal Conductivity Detectors); Detectors: Mass Spectrometry; Detectors: Selective; Historical Development; Multidimensional Gas Chromatography; Sampling Sys-terns; Theory of Gas Chromatography.

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