Future Trends

Future developments of instrumentation are likely to focus on improvement of the speed and flexibility of all automated individual steps. The future will see systems that combine the automated steps - sample application, chromatogram development and evaluation by video technology - and have the option to interrupt the process where desired and to interpose additional or alternative steps. Software for control and documentation of all steps of the TLC procedure will be in full GLP/GMP compliance. Other expected developments will be in the area of commercially available interfaces for hyphenated techniques and improved separation media, e.g. spherical material. All this will improve the recognition and acceptance of planar chromatography as a reliable, cost-effective and environmentally friendly method of analysis complementing other chromatographic techniques.

See Colour Plates 30, 31.

See also: II/Chromatography: Thin-Layer (Planar):

Densitometry and Image Analysis; Mass Spectrometry; Modes of Development: Conventional; Modes of Development: Forced Flow, Overpressured Layer Chromatography and Centrifugal; Spray Reagents. III/Flame Ionization Detection: Thin-Layer (Planar) Chromatography. Thin-Layer Chromatography-Vibration Spectroscopy. Appendix 2/Essential Guides to Method Development in Thin-Layer (Planar) Chromatography.

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