- See under chromatography.
- the separation of mixtures into their constituents by preferential adsorption by a solid, as a column of silica (column chromatography) or a strip of filter paper (paper chromatography) or by a gel.
- the technique of separating and analysing the components of a mixture of liquids or gases by selective adsorption in, for example, a column of powder (column chromatography) or on a strip of paper (paper chromatography)See also gas chromatography
n.1731, from chromato-, Latinized comb. form of Greek khroma (genitive khromatos) “color” (see chroma), denoting “color” or “chromatin” + -graphy. Related: Chromatograph. n.
- A form of partition chromatography in which the moving phase is a liquid and the stationary phase is paper.
- Any of various techniques for the separation of complex mixtures that rely on the differential affinities of substances for a gas or liquid mobile medium and for a stationary adsorbing medium through which they pass, such as paper, gelatin, or magnesia.absorption chromatography
- A technique used to separate the components of a chemical mixture by moving the mixture along a stationary material, such as gelatin. Different components of the mixture are caught by the material at different rates and form isolated bands that can then be analyzed.