thin layer chromatography

thin-layer chromatography

[thin-ley-er]
noun Chemistry.
chromatography in which glass plates coated with thin layers of alumina, silica gel, or cellulose are used as an adsorbent.

Origin:
1955–60; translation of German dünnschicht-chromatographie

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thin-layer chromatography
 
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TLC a form of chromatography in which components of a liquid mixture are separated by means of a thin layer of adsorbent material coated on a glass, plastic, or foil sheet

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thin-layer chromatography n.
Abbr. TLC
Chromatography through a thin layer of cellulose or similar inert material supported on a glass or plastic plate.

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