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Applications of Gas Chromatography

Gas Chromatography Applications - There are various applications of gas chromatography (GC) which are discussed here so let us check it out one by one which are as follows:

  1. Gas chromatography (GC) in Food analysis.
  2. Forensic investigation.
  3. Gas chromatography in Environmental monitoring.
  4. GC in Biomedical, Biochemical and Clinical analysis. 
  5. Phamaceutical analysis.
  6. Gas chromatography used in determination and identification of fatty acids.
  7. Determination of drugs in body fluids such as urine, serum, plasma etc.
  8. Analysis of alcoholic beverages.
  9. GC is also used in determination of steroids.
  10. Analysis of various solvents.
  11. Analysis of different ogranic functional groups.
  12. Gas chromatography is also useful in isolation and identification of volatile oils, proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, colourants, plant extracts etc.
  13. Gas chromatography is also useful in analysis of cosmetics, fertilizers, perfumes, petroleum products and food products.
  14. GC is also used in analysis of dairy products such as cheese, butter , milk etc.

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Advantages and disadvantages of Chromatography

Chromatography is simple method. Chromatography can be handled by single person.

Other advantages are, Chromatography is used to separate components from complex mixture.

Different types of chromatography equipment are available for separation of different compounds.

Some of them are Gas Chromatography, Liquid Chromatography, Solid Chromatography, High performance liquid Chromatography, Solid liquid Chromatography, Liquid liquid Chromatography, Thin layer Chromatography. This method gives accurate results.

Types of chromatography

There are various different types of chromatography which are used today in different industries and in day to day life.

Before going into detail let us check it out the definition of the chromatography.

The chromatogaphy is the separation of a component from of complex mixture of substance.

Types of component, functional group or structure can be identified with the help of chromatography.

List of some of the equipment are as follows:

Gas chromatography

Liquid chromatography

Solid chromatography

Liquid-liquid chromatography