Definition of thin-layer chromatography in US English:

thin-layer chromatography


  • Chromatography in which compounds are separated on a thin layer of adsorbent material, typically a coating of silica gel on a glass plate or plastic sheet.

    • ‘Fatty acid methyleslers were purified by high-performance thin-layer chromatography and subjected to gas-chromatographic analysis.’
    • ‘Traditional toxicology screens that employ thin-layer chromatography can detect MDMA metabolites in the urine.’
    • ‘The reaction product was separated on silica-coated plates by thin-layer chromatography, using chloroform/methanol as the mobile phase.’
    • ‘All samples were checked after the NMR experiments by thin-layer chromatography as described, and revealed no contamination or lipid degradation.’
    • ‘In that study, AQ composition was confirmed by infrared spectroscopy, gas chromatography and thin-layer chromatography.’