Basic Gas Chromatography Second Edition

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Basic Gas Chromatography
Second Edition
by Harold M. McNair

Basic Gas Chromatography covers the latest in the field, giving readers the most up-to-date guide available, while maintaining the first edition's practical, applied approach to the subject and its accessibility to a wide range of readers.

Basic Gas Chromatography provides comprehensive coverage of basic topics in the field, such as stationary phases, packed columns and inlets, capillary columns and inlets, detectors, and qualitative and quantitative analysis.

At the same time, the coverage also features key additions and updated topics including:

  • Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS)
  • Sampling methods
  • Multidimensional gas chromatography
  • Fast gas chromatography
  • Gas chromatography analysis of nonvolatile compounds
  • Inverse gas chromatography and pyrolysis gas chromatography

1. Introduction

  • A Brief History
  • Defi nitions
  • Overview: Advantages and Disadvantages
  • Instrumentation
2. Instrument Overview
  • Carrier Gas
  • Flow Control and Measurement
  • Sample Inlets and Sampling Devices
  • Columns
  • Temperature Zones
  • Detectors
  • Data Systems
3. Basic Concepts and Terms
  • Definitions, Terms, and Symbols
  • The Rate Theory
  • A Redefi nition of H
  • The Achievement of Separation
4. Stationary Phases
  • Selecting a Column
  • Classifi cation of Stationary Phases for GLC
  • Liquid Stationary Phases (GLC)
  • Solid Stationary Phases (GSC)
5. Packed Columns and Inlets
  • Solid Supports
  • Liquid Stationary Phases
  • Solid Stationary Phases (GSC)
  • Gas Analysis
  • Analysis of Other Inorganics
  • Inlets for Liquid Samples and Solutions
  • Special Columns
  • Upgrading for Capillary Columns
6. Capillary Columns and Inlets
  • Types of OT Columns
  • OT Column Tubing
  • Advantages of OT Columns
  • Column Selection
  • Capillary Inlet Systems
  • Miscellaneous Topics
7. Detectors
  • Classification of Detectors
  • Detector Characteristics
  • Flame Ionization Detector (FID)
  • Thermal Conductivity Detector (TCD)
  • Electron Capture Detector (ECD)
  • Other Detectors
8. Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis
  • Qualitative Analysis
  • Quantitative Analysis
9. Programmed Temperature
  • Temperature Effects
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of PTGC
  • Requirements of PTGC
  • Theory of PTGC
  • Special Topics
10. Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS)
  • Instrumentation
  • History
  • Limitations of GC�MS Systems
  • Data Analysis
11. Multidimensional Gas Chromatography
  • Overview
  • Fundamental Principles of Multidimensional Chromatography
  • GC�GC with Heart Cutting
  • Comprehensive GC�GC
  • LC�GC with Heart Cutting
  • Comprehensive LC�GC
  • Summary
12. Sampling Methods
  • Overview
  • Liquid�Liquid Extraction (LLE)
  • Solid�Liquid Extraction: Soxhlet Extraction and Accelerated Solvent Extraction (ASE)
  • Liquid�Solid Extraction: Solid-Phase Extraction (SPE)
  • Liquid- or Solid-Vapor Extraction: Headspace Extraction
  • Solid-Phase Micro-extraction (SPME)
  • Additional Techniques and Summary
13. Special Topics
  • Fast GC
  • Chiral Analysis by GC
  • GC Analysis of Nonvolatile Compounds

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