: chromatography that uses paper strips or sheets as the adsorbent stationary phase through which a solution flows
Recent Examples on the Web One of the main contributors to the scientists’ success was their use of paper chromatography to separate various compounds in the algae. —Catherine Meyers, Discover Magazine, 17 July 2020 Isopropyl rubbing alcohol, vegetable oil and salt water are some examples of solvents used to perform paper chromatography tests for different substances. —Science Buddies, Scientific American, 14 May 2015
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