thin-layer chromatography


Definition of thin-layer chromatography 

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

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1957, in the meaning defined above

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thin-layer chromatography

\ˈthin-ˌlā-ər- \

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

Other Words from thin-layer chromatography

thin-layer chromatogram noun
thin-layer chromatographic adjective

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