thin-layer chromatography


thin–layer chromatography

noun

Definition of THIN-LAYER CHROMATOGRAPHY

:  chromatography in which a liquid sample migrates by capillarity through a solid adsorbent medium (as alumina or silica gel) which is arranged as a thin layer on a rigid support (as a glass plate)

First Known Use of THIN-LAYER CHROMATOGRAPHY

1957

thin–layer chromatography

noun \ˈthin-ˌlā-ər-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of THIN–LAYER CHROMATOGRAPHY

: chromatography in which the solution containing the substances to be separated migrates by capillarity through a thin layer of the adsorbent medium (as silica gel, alumina, or cellulose) arranged on a rigid support—abbreviation TLC; compare column chromatography, gas chromatography, paper chromatography
thin–layer chromatogram noun
thin–layer chromatographic adjective

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